Due to a change in the recently updated federal transportation bill, state Governors are now allowed to opt out of receiving funding for recreational trails like rail-trails and singletrack. If you live in one of the target states, please take a moment to send a strong message to your Governor to protect these trails.
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On Friday, Congress will vote on a new transportation bill that reverses years of progress on biking and walking policy and eliminates all dedicated funding for local safety projects that support biking and walking.
Action Alert: A new House initiative threatens to scrap 20 years of steady Congressional support for modest, cost-effective investments that make bicycling a safe transportation choice for Americans. Take action today!
The full House of Representatives is expected to vote soon on their version of the next multi-year Transportation bill. Some leading members of the House continue to push to eliminate key bike programs. Please contact your U.S. Representative and ask them to support the bipartisan Petri Amendment.
A few weeks ago, we asked you to contact your Senators telling them to oppose bills that would have eliminated essential biking and walking programs. Good news: the future of federal funding for bicycling is now looking brighter thanks to strong bipartisan support in the Senate.
Federal support for bicycling is in trouble, again. The U.S. Senate has released a bill that would reverse 20 years of progress toward making bicycling safe and stress-free for all Americans. Take action today to help preserve the time-tested federal investment in biking and walking.
We formed PFB in 2010 to help make bicycling better for everyone. After a solid first year, the PFB movement nearly tripled in size during 2011. Your voices have made a difference. But the fight isn't over; 2012 will be a challenging year for federal support of bicycling.
The U.S. Senate resoundingly defeated the proposal to strip bicycling and walking from transportation funding by a 60-38, bipartisan vote. PFB supporters played a huge role, generating more than 50,000 letters to Congress in 48 hours along with our partners.
Last month, we asked you to contact your two U.S. Senators to urge them to oppose a proposal by Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma that would have stripped funding from the Transportation Enhancements program. We are sorry to report today that bike infrastructure funding is under serious and immediate attack again.