Safe Routes to School Program

Brudis & Associates, Inc. is currently providing the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), Office of Traffic and Safety, program coordination and support services for the Federal Highway Administration’s Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS). BAI is responsible for the facilitation of meetings and correspondence with appropriate SHA staff and local jurisdictions to determine funding grants and applications. In addition, BAI is responsible for monitoring the Safe Routes to School Program grants, progressing and supportive assistance the local agencies may require.

To facilitate the program, BAI is providing engineering design services, design reviews and program implementation for agencies approved by the FHWA grants. Services also involve engineering program management/coordination; the preparation of engineering plans, specifications and cost estimates, application documentation and construction phase support services.

City of Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland

Under the SRTS Program, the city is constructing an eight foot multi-use bituminous concrete path adjacent to the new West Side bypass roadway from Jenkins Creek Road to Maryland Route 343.  BAI was responsible for the review of the plans,  specifications and coordination with FHWA.

Towns of Hurlock, Secretary and Vienna in Dorchester County, Maryland

Projects for these towns included new sidewalk and drainage structures to provide safe routes to the existing schools. BAI was responsible for the plans, specifications, cost estimate, and the Programmatic Categorical Exclusion (PCE) for each project. This included SHA, ADA and FHWA coordination and approval.

Towns of Berlin, Snow Hill and Pocomoke in Worcester County, Maryland

BAI is working with these towns to create operational and physical improvements to the infrastructure surrounding schools to reduce speeds and potential conflicts with motor vehicle traffic, and establish safer and fully accessible crossings, walkways, trails and bikeways.

Washington County, Maryland

BAI is preparing traffic signal modification plans to add pedestrian countdown signals, audible pushbuttons and ADA ramps for three (3) traffic signals to connect a residential neighborhood to Salem Avenue Elementary School.