Friday, September 16, 2011

Bill passes; Sen. Brown supports bike funding

The League of American Bicyclists has announced that the Transportation Bill passed. Bike funding will remain 2% (and not 0% as we feared).

Thank you for all of you who emailed or called -- it made a difference! -- and stay tuned in March 2012, when this extension expires and we'll need to make our "I Bike. I Vote" voices heard yet again.

Those folks who emailed Ohio's senators received the following response from Senator Sherrod Brown:
Thank you for sharing your support for transportation enhancements, such as biking and walking paths.

Transportation enhancement programs — which provide funding for bicycle and pedestrian trails — bring aesthetic and environmental improvements to our surface transportation system and expand travel choices throughout the nation.

I agree that these projects are an important part of our nation’s infrastructure. As transportation legislation comes before the Senate for consideration, you can be sure I will support appropriate funding to meet the nation’s highway and transit infrastructure needs.

Thank you again for being in touch with me.
Thus far, there has been no response from Senator Rob Portman.

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