Friday, October 14, 2011

Upcoming Action Alert: Congress may again consider elimination of biking & walking programs

Back in September, we issued an action alert on the Coburn amendment to eliminate funding for the Transportation Enhancement (TE) program, which provides significant funding for bike/ped program.

While we were able to beat back the Coburn amendment, new attacks on TE continue to surface. Bills have been introduced in Congress to eliminate the set aside for TE or to shift the TE money toward bridge repair. Our national partner organizations are working to fight these attacks and will be looking to the local advocates to educate their members of Congress about the importance of these programs at the local level. It's possible that there will be an effort in the Senate next week to divert TE funds, so stayed tuned for a potential action alert.

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