by: Scott McCaulley
Communities in Carroll, Madison, and Marion Counties are among the 55 that have been awarded Grants through the Transportation Alternatives Program through the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT).
Berryville has been awarded $100,000 for it’s Square to Community Center Trail while Huntsville has been awarded $200,000 for its City Sidewalk Program and Bull Shoals has been awarded $250,000 for a Sidewalk Program along with Highway 178.
According to a release from ARDOT, the Transportation Alternatives Program provides funding for programs and projects defined as “transportation alternatives” for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized forms of
transportation. It’s authorized by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which is a reimbursement-type grant program that provides for an 80 percent federal share and a 20 percent local match from eligible applicants.
More information is available from the full release on the ARDOT Website.