Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Oberstar Steps Up To The Plate Again

One of our two favorite Congressmen Rep. Jim Oberstar D-MN has done it again, according to an article in Today's Washington Post:

On page 13 of the 168-page bill needed to fund the Federal Aviation Administration and its next-generation air traffic control system, Oberstar ensured that bicyclists and their rides were being represented.

The bill would allow airports to use federal funds -- which are usually tapped to build terminals and parking garages -- to construct bicycle storage facilities for passengers.

As you may know the Philadelphia Parking Authority and Airport Security have unofficially banned bicycles from being parked at the Airport. Currently the Airport is looking at a feasibility study for bicycle parking. If the language in the bill holds up, they will have a ready available source to pay for secure bicycle parking.