Carl Small Town Center awarded grant to help communities plan for growth

August 1st, 2012 Comments Off on Carl Small Town Center awarded grant to help communities plan for growth

The Carl Small Town Center at Mississippi State University has been awarded a grant to work with communities along the Tanglefoot Trail on transportation and economic development issues.

The $120,000 grant comes from the federally funded Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center, a regional university transportation center located at the University of Florida.  The funds will be shared by MSU, North Carolina State University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Tanglefoot Trail is a new bike/hike route linking New Albany to Houston, Miss. CSTC will craft a plan for the adjacent towns to grow in a way that improves the quality of life for all residents and increases transportation choices.

The project’s goal is to develop a plan over the next 15 months for increasing pedestrian and bicycle travel and decreasing traffic congestion, air pollution and unnecessary expenditures on new or wider roads.

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