Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Your support for bike trails made a difference!

When Sen. Pat Toomey (Republican-PA) attacked key funding for trails, walking and biking programs, RTC supporters responded by sending more than 7,000 messages to members of Congress.

It worked. Thanks to people like you across the country, and the support of local groups in Pennsylvania, Sen. Toomey decided not to continue his attack.

This means that the Preserving America’s Transit and Highways Act of 2014, a critical bill to continue funding of our transportation system, will now go to the Senate floor without any amendments that would eliminate funding for trails, walking, and biking.

RTC worked with more than 80 local groups in Pennsylvania to stop Sen. Toomey’s amendment from going forward. The letter we delivered to his office, combined with the messages you sent, made all the difference. If you wrote to your Senators on the Finance Committee, shared our e-mail with friends, or called Sen. Toomey’s office, you made this victory possible!

We feel confident that Senator Toomey will not try to introduce his amendment again, but we’ll be the first ones to let you know if he does!


Patrick Wojahn
Director of Government RelationsRails-to-Trails Conservancy

Read more details on the RTC Blog.

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