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Save Local Funds for Biking & Walking

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Negotiations on the federal transportation bill are at a critical point, and the House of Representatives has just proposed eliminating local control over biking and walking funds.

Twenty years of gains on biking, walking, and Safe Routes to School are at risk. Will you ask your members of Congress to protect local access to funds for biking and walking

Selected members of the House and Senate are negotiating right now to produce a final transportation bill. The Senate’s first offer to the House included the bipartisan Cardin-Cochran agreement, which would allow local governments to compete for federal funds for local transportation projects projects.

But in a counter-offer last week, members of the House proposed allowing states to ‘opt out’ of local funding completely. The House's counter-offer eliminates the Cardin-Cochran agreement and takes away local governments’ access to federal funds for biking and walking projects.

We can’t let Congress eliminate local control for local projects.

Will you contact your members of Congress today and ask them to rethink the House’s plan and save the Cardin-Cochran agreement? Take action here.

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published this page in Campaigns 2012-06-11 13:36:36 -0400