Comprehensive Safety Action Plan

The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is developing a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan for the Greater Des Moines region, thanks to a $800,000 planning grant from the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT).

The SS4A Grant Program was established in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to support the department’s National Roadway Safety Strategy and a goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on the nation’s roadways. This discretionary program will provide $5 billion to $6 billion in grants over the next five years.

A Comprehensive Safety Action Plan is a requirement for subsequent rounds of funding through the SS4A Grant Program. Effectively, once complete, the region’s plan will open the door to future funding opportunities.