The leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced transportation legislation that would eliminate dedicated funding for transit, walking and biking but retain guaranteed money for roads. In short, they have declared war on biking, walking and transit.
Call and email your Representative NOW and ask them to preserve critical funding for transit, walking and biking by voting against the proposed transportation bill HR7.
The bill would undermine three decades of successful investments in public transit – originally started under President Ronald Reagan -- by ending the dedicated funding for public transportation that helps states and local communities advance critical transportation projects. If approved, the bill would leave our crash-strapped transit system even worse off, with fare increases more likely and crumbling transit infrastructure more neglected. The bill also completely cuts the two largest programs that fund biking and walking – Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to School.
Federal transit funding is already inadequate, and only 1.6 percent of federal transportation funding is dedicated to walking and biking.
Congress should not cut what little dedicated funding we currently have.
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