PAG looking for residents to help decide federal funding

PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - As federal moneycomes to Pima County, some officials want to know how residents would spend itto keep bicyclists and pedestrians safe.

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

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

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

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

Applications are due inthe next two weeks. Allinterested Pima County residents may apply by completing the applicationavailable at: http://www.pagnet.org/tabid/820/Default.aspx

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