Supporters of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy sure pack a punch.
Over the past few days, our hundreds of thousands of members
and friends across America have rallied behind the effort to ensure that the already-decimated
federal funding sources for biking and walking infrastructure are not
completely eliminated by a disastrous appropriations bill amendment proposed by
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. Sen. Paul's idea for a balanced and sustainable
American transportation system? That "transportation" means only cars, and so the
small pot of money set aside for biking and walking infrastructure should be
siphoned into the already massive designation for roads and motorized
Your calls and emails to your Senators and Representatives are
having an impact. As of Tuesday morning, there has not been a vote on the Paul
amendment (S.A. 1742). However we are keeping a close eye on The Hill, and will
let you know as soon as there is any development on this amendment which is
being opposed by Americans across the nation.
However, a similar threat has arisen in the House, as
Congressional Representatives consider a number of proposals to slash federal investments
in active transportation.
These cost-effective programs provide communities across the
country with the funding they need to build great biking and walking networks -
to build healthier, more connected neighborhoods and provide affordable and
sustainable transportation options for millions of Americans.
Please remind your Senators and Representative that a
balanced transportation system makes good sense for America by clicking here and taking
just a few moments to complete the form.
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