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UPDATED: Your Action Helped Save Congressional Funding for Biking!

UPDATED ON 11/4/2015

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO TOOK ACTION! 

Last night, the House Rules committee considered the 250+ filed amendments and chose the final slate to be considered on the floor. Thanks to YOUR grassroots action, Carter #69 was withdrawn, and Yoho and Carter #68 were not made in order; there will NOT be a vote on TAP/STP set-aside. This means the Recreational Trails Program has succesfully been protected—for now!

Next, the House and Senate will attempt to reconcile their differences on the transportation bill renewal. The bill is set to expire on November 20, though it is fairly likely that they will extend the deadline into December. 

IMBA and other bike advocacy organization will continue to pressure leaders in Congress to do the right thing and protect biking programs

Action Alert 11/2/2015

On Wednesday and Thursday (11/4-5), the U.S. House of Representatives is going to vote on the transportation bill—including up to three votes to cut eligibility for biking programs.
 
We need your help—send a message today!

Please ask your Representative to vote NO on the Carter and Yoho amendments that would end eligibility for biking and projects.
 
Last week the Transportation Committee, led by Chairman Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member DeFazio (D-OR), passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (STRRA). This bill includes a carefully constructed agreement on bicycling and walking funding that we support—and need to defend. It maintains funding streams for biking infrastructure projects, and it maintains the local control aspects and competitive processes that have made the transportation alternatives program effective.  

One vital program for mountain bikers that could be cut is the Recreational Trails Program. Learn how RTP helps create mountain bike trail systems across the United States. 
 
Rep. Carter and Yoho have introduced amendments that undermine that agreement. Rep Carter has two amendments. One amendment makes biking and walking projects ineligible for certain types of transportation funding. The second opens up the transportation alternatives funding to road and bridge projects.
 
Representative Yoho's amendment would make the Recreational Trails Program ineligible for any transportation funding.

Please ask your Representative to Vote NO on the Carter and Yoho Amendments

 

 

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