Congress is finally moving on a federal transportation bill.
The House will release its bill today (January 27) and vote on it next Thursday (February 2).
The bill does NOT include dedicated funding for biking and walking. It will provide ZERO funding for Transportation Enhancements (TE) and Safe Routes to School (SRTS).
We must get those programs restored to the bill. In 2009 Bicycle and Pedestrian Fatalities represented nearly 30% of all traffic fatalities in the State. Yet TE and SRTS only represent 1.2% of federal transportation funding
Please write and your Congressional representative today. It's especially urgent that those of you who live in the districts represented by Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2) and Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-13) who both sit on the Transportation & Infrastructure subcommittee. Send an email and make a phone call today:
LoBiondo: Phone (202) 225-6572 or Fax (202) 225-3318
Sires: Phone 202-225-7919
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