WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will award $2,819,315 in grants to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.
“Folks throughout Louisiana rely on our highways every day. Making sure that drivers are safe and our roads and bridges are kept up is incredibly important and a top priority,” Vitter said.
These grants, supporting State and Community Highway Safety, Impaired Driving Countermeasures, State Traffic Safety Information Systems, Occupant Protection, and Motorcylist Safety, are authorized under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Vitter is the top ranking Republican on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which has jurisdiction over transportation and infrastructure policy. Vitter’s committee is currently working on an updated highway bill.