Breathing Slightly Easier



Breathing Slightly Easier

Source: on the street from Washington, D.C. is that for the time being, biking and walking have been spared from the congressional chopping block:

Of the nearly 600 amendments to the 2011 House budget bill (HR1), biking and walking, Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to School were not singled out to be cut. It’s an amazing testament to your work, and the work of all the partners in the America Bikes coalition, that we’re still standing. Special thanks to Caron Whitaker, America Bikes’ Campaign Director, who has been a strong voice for our issues on Capitol Hill. It’s still possible that, in a few weeks, we may face amendments in the Senate that attack biking and walking. So keep your radar up for upcoming alerts.

We will do our best to keep you in the loop if further information comes to light, but for now, let’s all take a collective deep breath.

1 Comment

  • barry
    Feb 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Don't breathe too easy. The Sierra Club national staff indicates, in a state by state analysis, that in the continuing resolution for the current fiscal year, Rhode Island stands to see cuts of $1.2 million in intercity rail (possibly ADA improvemets at Amtrak Station, planning for a passing track in Kingston) $11.7 million in TIGER grants (at Quonset?) and $32.1 million in other state assistance. Of course this has to get thru the Senate. and next year (starts Nov 1) is entirely up for grabs.