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TRAIL FUNDING UNDER FIRE IN CONGRESS!!


Under current law, the federal government provides approximately $620 million annually for Transportation Enhancements (TE) activities, with 55% of that amount funding trail, bicycle and pedestrian facilities. On Friday, July 11, the Transportation & Treasury Subcommittee of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to completely eliminate TE funding for Fiscal Year 2004. At the same time, the subcommittee voted to increase highway spending to $34.1 billion -- an astounding $4.8 billion more than President Bush's request. A vote by the full Appropriations Committee was scheduled for July 16, but a rules challenge has delayed the vote for at least a few days. RTC is again leading the fight to save Transportation Enhancements from those who would turn back the clock and change our nation's transportation legislation into a highways-only bill.


Learn More!
  • Click here to read RTC's Action Alert and ask your Representative to protect Transportation Enhancements!

  • Click here to read RTC President Keith Laughlin's letter to Appropriations Committee Chairman Bill Young (R-FL) and Ranking Member David Obey (D-WI).

  • Click here to read RTC's TEA-21 Reauthorization page.

  • Click here to open the guide to Enhancing America's Communities (PDF).

  • Click here to support Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.



 

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