From Local Motion
Local Motion Members, we need you to maintain pressure on Congress for a smart, modern transportation bill. Both chambers of Congress are moving towards floor debates on their versions of the bill, so we are again asking you to take action.
Over 40 sidewalk, trail and complete streets projects get federal funding across Vermont each year. The proposed bills would terminate the programs that fund these projects.Contact your Representative and Senators today and ask them to save our streets. Take Action Now!
SENATE: Support the bipartisan Cardin-Cochran amendment
As written, the Senate’s transportation bill removes dedicated funding for walking and biking and allows state DOTs to opt-out of safe street programs. The bipartisan Cardin-Cochran amendment ensures local governments can fund walking and biking infrastructure.
Tell your senators:
Call Senator Bernie Sanders' Office:
Call Senator Patrick Leahy's Office:
HOUSE: Say “NO” to H.R. 7
On the other side of Congress, the House is about to consider a transportation bill that reverses 20 years of progress in making streets safer for people. Despite the fact that walking and biking make up 12% of trips but receive only 1.5% of federal funding, the House bill eliminates dedicated funding for walking and biking. It’s time to defeat this bill.
Tell your representative:
Call Representative Welch's Office:
Want to know more about transit cuts? Read this. Congress needs to know that that finding effective, efficient transportation solutions to keep people safe on the streets should be a national priority. Please contact your representative and senators today.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Take Action Again -- Nation's Transit, Bike and Walk Funding On Chopping Block
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