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Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in FBA | 0 comments

Action Alert – Vote No on Carter and Yoho amendments

The latest on the federal transportation bill from League of American Bicyclists:

The House of Representatives are going to be voting on the transportation bill- including up to three  votes to cut eligibility for biking  projects.

Votes start today – Rules committee to decide on Carter and Yoho later today – LAB needs your help!

Please ask your Representative to vote NO on the Carter amendments 68 and 69 and Yoho amendments 158 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.

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

Click the link below to log in and send your message:
https://www.votervoice.net/BroadcastLinks/gC2EgsUKzqQetOZq_xNvKw

Thank you!

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