Recreational trails funding from the federal transportation bill is critical for creating and caring for the country’s trails. But right now these programs are in serious trouble. Please call your U.S. Representative TODAY and urge them to defend funding for trails, walking, and biking.
Over in the Senate, the Environment and Public Works Committee has already approved a transportation bill that would essentially eliminate the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) by stripping the program of its dedicated funding.
This week the House of Representatives' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will review another version of the transportation bill, called the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. While the House bill would protect RTP funding, it would still seriously jeopardize bike and pedestrian programs such as the Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to Schools, despite their benefits to our health, air quality, and local economies.
Take Action: Please call your Representative TODAY with these simple messages:
Then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’ve called.
- Please ensure that funding for the Recreational Trails Program remains in the “American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act.”
- Please support dedicated funding for biking and walking programs including the Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to Schools.
- Tell your Representative why trails — and the ability to bike or walk — are important to you!
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