Ask Senators Nelson and Rubio, and Rep. Mack to Protect local funding for biking and walking in the Transportation Bill
The U.S. House and Senate are negotiating right now to
produce a final federal transportation bill and 20 years of gains on
biking, walking and Safe Routes to School could be eliminated.
Only a strong show of support from people like you can
make sure this doesn’t happen. Please act TODAY to protect federal funding
for local biking and walking.
In March, the Senate passed a bill with bipartisan support that included
agreement, which allows local governments and school systems to access
much-needed funds to for biking and walking projects and programs. But the
House would prefer to get rid of biking and walking funding by giving states
the chance to ‘opt out’ of this funding pot completely — and take away
local governments’ ability to access federal funds for small transportation
If the House gets its way, your local governments won’t have access
to funds to build the sidewalks, bike lanes and bikeways that make
streets safer for all of us.
We can’t let Congress eliminate local control. We need the Senate
conferees to stand strong behind their bi-partisan, bike-friendly
agreement, and the House to stand down from their attempt to eliminate
local access to these federal funds.