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-> RFP- ENGAGING LOCAL AND REGIONAL LEADERS IN ADVANCING AN EQUITY-DRIVEN FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION AGENDA
PolicyLink and The Leadership Conference Education Fund (The Education Fund) are co-chairs of the Transportation Equity Caucus. They invite local and regional organizations (including non-profit organizations and advocacy groups) to apply for awards to develop and implement activities to educate about and lift up the policy platform of the Transportation Equity Caucus, leveraging lessons learned from community based innovations that advance economic and social equity. Maximum award amount is $25,000. The term of the awards is 9 months. The award is intended to support the organization's capacity for two key activities: (1) one local convening, sponsored by the awardee to be held between January and March 2015, that is focused on connecting the Equity Caucus policy platform to local transportation equity issues, and (2) participation in a one-day conference organized by PolicyLink and The Leadership Conference Education Fund focused on peer sharing and educating policymakers regarding transportation equity.
Deadline: November 21, 2014, by 5:00 p.m. ET
-> RFP – BICYCLIST FACILITY PREFERENCES AND EFFECTS ON INCREASING BICYCLE TRIPS
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has issued a request for proposals to provide guidance for predicting the relative preference of current and potential bicycle users for bicycle facilities in community environments. To better inform decisions related to the location of bicycle facilities as well as what types of bicycle facilities to build, install, or modify, bicycle facility infrastructure should be studied relative to its effects on ridership, on the operation of the bicycle network, and on the way it can engage broad segments of the general population in bicycling. While a significant amount of research has been completed that assesses bicycle user preferences for bicycle facility types, it is lacking for several reasons. Research is needed to better inform decision making on the selection of bicycle facilities. It should analyze bicycle facilities in the context of community types ranging from a dense urban core, to suburban neighborhoods, to small towns served by one or only a few major roadways (often where a state highway is the main street), and rural areas.
Deadline: January 7, 2015, by 4:30 p.m. ET
-> JOB – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP, FROM A HOME OFFICE. EAST COAST PREFERRED
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) was launched in 2005 and is a fast-growing network of more than 700 hundred organizations, government agencies, schools and professional groups working to set goals, share best practices, leverage infrastructure and program funding and advance policy change to help agencies that implement Safe Routes to School programs and policies. The organization is excited to seek a new Executive Director as the Founder, Deb Hubsmith, transitions to a Board role following a medical leave of absence. This is a compelling opportunity to lead an award winning advocacy organization and the only national nonprofit organization with the capacity, depth of knowledge, network and strategic influence that connects transportation with safe, healthy community design to benefit kids, families and schools everywhere.
Deadline: None provided
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