Posts tagged "Transportation Bill"

60 Second Cycling: Biking Stories You May Have Missed

Here’s a quick summary of bicycling-related stories you may have missed: Illinois’ Dead Red Stoplight Law now in effect!  If you are riding anywhere in the state outside the city limits of Chicago, you may now legally proceed through a red light (traffic permitting) after waiting 120 seconds for the light to change.  This law... Read more »

Lance Armstrong Enlists GOP Congressman to Investigate Anti-Doping Agency

Lance Armstrong Enlists GOP Congressman to Investigate Anti-Doping Agency
  Has our Republican-controlled House of Representatives found its next Planned Parenthood to defund or is this latest development in the Lance Armstrong doping “conspiracy” just another example of an elected official looking out for the interests of a constituent?   Late yesterday both Velo News and Cycling News reported the involvement of Wisconsin Congressman... Read more »

60 Second Cycling: Week in Review and Upcoming Events

Yesterday was a very bad day for bicycling.  The transportation bill that emerged from committee drastically reduces Federal funding for bicycling and pedestrian projects and sets active transportation policy back decades.  Dedicated Safe Routes to School funding has been eliminated along with the Complete Streets provision for future projects. You can read statements from Rails... Read more »
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Transportation Bill Anxiety and Bicycling's Need for Another Alternative

On days like today, I’m thankful for each and every bicycling advocacy organization in the US. Cycling advocacy is more than getting the word out about the benefits of bicycling – it involves lobbying Congress and pouring through hundreds of pages of legislative reports to determine if and how funds can be secured to complete... Read more »

Bike and Pedestrian Funding (Still) Under Attack!

Bike and Pedestrian Funding (Still) Under Attack!
It seems that every time the topic of renewing the Transportation Bill comes before a group of Republicans in the House of Representatives, they take great pleasure in lining out all funding for any mode of transportation that isn’t powered by petroleum. Once again, the meager 2% of funds that go toward improving infrastructure for... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Bicycling News Recap and Upcoming Events

Transportation Funding Bill Great news for cyclists and pedestrians – transportation enhancement funds have been added back to Map-21, the Senate’s transportation bill! Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid added the Cardin-Cochran Amendment to his manager’s amendment for the bill.  While the bill must still be voted on in the Senate and reconciled with the House,... Read more »
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Sixty Second Cycling: Week in Review

Sixty Second Cycling: Week in Review
Bicycling Funding remains under attack!  20 years of transportation enhancements – Federal funds used to improve cycling and pedestrian infrastructure – are in jeopardy in both the House and the Senate. While only accounting for 1.5% of the total transportation budget, the House transportation committee and its counterpart in the Senate have decided that those... Read more »

Congress Asks Transit Riders, Cyclists, & Pedestrians for Big Sacrifices

Congress Asks Transit Riders, Cyclists, & Pedestrians for Big Sacrifices
What do pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders all have in common? If your first guess was “a smaller carbon footprint”, that sound you hear is GOP Congressmen laughing at you all the way back in Washington, DC. If your next guess was going to be “we help relieve traffic congestion”, those same Representatives continue to... Read more »