PAG looking for residents to help decide federal funding - Tucson News Now

PAG looking for residents to help decide federal funding

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PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

As federal money comes to Pima County, some officials want to know how residents would spend it to keep bicyclists and pedestrians safe.

Across Tucson there are several areas without sidewalks, and every year there are dozens of cyclists and pedestrians who are struck and killed in Pima County.

This new group will be charged with making it safer around the county; the Pima Association of Governments (PAG) is looking for as many as six people. 

A good amount of responsibility for the group will be analyzing proposals and making recommendations to the RTA, working on a number of projects, focusing on sidewalks, bikeways and safety for people walking along the side of the street.  Recommending how federal funding should be spent, with a focus on children, older folks and people with disabilities. 

The PAG is looking for people who have been involved in these issues before.

Applications are due in the next two weeks. All interested Pima County residents may apply by completing the application available at: http://www.pagnet.org/tabid/820/Default.aspx 

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