The Jobs Bill passed by Congress last week contains a $2.2 billion rescission of transportation funds from state Departments of Transportation. Florida's rescission is $112.6 million. States must report which program funds are affected by August 25th. BikeWalkLee sent a letter to Governor Crist and other state officials to urge them not to cut funding for biking and walking programs. See below:
August 18, 2010
Dear Governor Crist:
BikeWalkLee, a coalition working to complete Lee County’s streets, urges you not to cut funding for programs that support biking and walking as you decide how to distribute the recent congressional rescission of $112.6 million from Florida’s federal transportation funds. To continue reading the letter, click here.