Saturday, February 07, 2009

Action Alert - Kill The DeMint Amendment To Ban Bike/Ped Spending in Stimulus

Here is another very important Action Alert regarding the Stimulus Bill.


Senator DeMint (R-SC) has offered an amendment to SPECIFICALLY prohibit funding for bicycles, walking and offroad vehicles. The amendment ONLY goes after bicycle, walking, and offroad vehicle funding.

The Amendment has been offered but not introduced. We do not have a schedule for when this will be introduced and voted on, but we need to alert all Senators to urge them to vote against such amendments and ensure that funding for bicycle infrastructure remain eligible under the transportation funds provided in the stimulus package.


In other news it appears that Transit cuts have been saved - From T4America:
UPDATED: (7:30 p.m. 2/6/09) A source claims that that the Senate agreement reached this afternoon contains NO changes for the transit or highway amounts, with the intermodal competitive grants and high-speed rail both cut in half. No change for Amtrak. In light of this development, we recommend halting calls on the possible $3.4 billion cut to transit. We’ll have the final word tonight or tomorrow.