Federal trans. bill amendment has won !
FROM JEFF MILLER/CEO Alliance for Bicycling and Walking >
“We’ve just won a big battle for biking and walking in the federal transportation bill. After several long weeks of intense work from advocates around the country and our partners at America Bikes, we are extremely pleased to report that the Cardin-Cochran amendment has been accepted as part of the base Senate transportation bill, MAP-21. This amendment will ensure that local governments, school systems, and metropolitan planning organizations are able to access much-needed funds for making bicycling and walking safe and accessible.We are one step closer to a federal transportation law that makes streets safer for all users. Please consider calling your Senators to thank them for including the Cardin-Cochran amendment in MAP-21.While this is a big victory and a significant step forward, we still have a ways to go before it can become law.
Your help will be critical in coming weeks to ensure passage of the Senate bill, to restore bicycle and pedestrian funding in the House, and to make sure any extension of current transportation law retains Safe Routes to School, Transportation Enhancements and Recreational Trails.”