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Federal and State Grants
Traffic and Transportation Grant Funding
The Traffic and Transportation Division actively submits applications for grant funding to state and federal agencies. These funds are programmed into projects that directly benefit residents. Recently, the City has been awarded the following federal and state grants:

Transportation, Community, and System Preservation (TCSP)
The City received a Federal Highway Administration TCSP grant for $827,000 to implement Complete Street projects near the Rockville and Twinbrook Metrorail stations. These improvements include a road diet, new sidewalk and bicycle lanes on South Stonestreet Avenue, near the Rockville station and pedestrian safety enhancements near the Twinbrook station. Design is underway and construction is intended to begin in summer 2015.

Transportation / Land-Use Connection (TLC) Technical Assistance
The Traffic and Transportation Division has received multiple awards of this annual technical assistance grant that seeks to improve the relationship between transportation infrastructure and land use. In order to qualify, a project must have regional implications, cross jurisdictional boundaries, evaluate multi-modal transportation networks, and create a replicable model for other municipalities. Projects completed through this program include the 2009 Complete Streets Policy, 2011 Twinbrook Pedestrian Accessibility Study, 2012 Bikeway Evaluation, and 2013 Regional Transportation Impact Study.

Safe Routes to School
The Traffic and Transportation Division, along with the Rockville City Police Department and the Department of Recreation and Parks, coordinates Safe Routes to School programs in and around Rockville schools. The emphasis of the program is education, enforcement, and transportation improvements. The goal of the program is to improve the safety of children walking and bicycling to school. The City of Rockville has applied for and received more than $760,000 in grant funds since the program began. Projects funded through the grant include sidewalk installation, speed reduction devices, and education and encouragement programs.

Pedestrian Access Earmarked Funds
To improve pedestrian safety, the City received funds from the Federal Highway Administration for the installation of Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) at three (3) City-owned signalized intersections. The money received, which is nearly $150,000, reimbursed the City for money spent on the signal improvements at the three intersections.

Baltimore Road
This project improves accessibility and connectivity of the various modes of transportation along Baltimore Road and the neighborhoods between the City limits and Town Center. For more information, visit the Baltimore Road page.

Bikeways Projects
The City received two grants to complete bikeways projects in 2015:

1) Maryland Bikeways Program Grant - The Maryland Department of Transportation awarded the City of Rockville a grant for $33,950 to install shared lane markings ("sharrows") on the two through-city bike routes. Sharrows are used on roads that do not have enough room for bike lanes but are important roads in the bike network.

2) National Recreational Trails Grant - The Maryland State Highway Administration awarded the City of Rockville a grant for $30,000 to upgrade the Carl Henn Millennium Trail by adding centerline striping, map kiosks, and a hydration station as well as refurbishing the mile markers every half-mile.