TRAIL FUNDING STOPPED in Congress!
Unfortunately, by a vote of 27 to 29, the first week of February 2012 the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted down the bipartisan Petri/Johnson/Lipinski amendment that would have fixed many of the deficiencies in the House transportation bill, particularly as they relate to the Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to School programs. The amendment would have also restored eligibility of rail-trails.
But all is not lost. The many thousands of you who contacted your representatives during the past few days about this amendment made a strong and powerful statement that Americans from all across the country want, need and deserve more trails and walking and bicycling opportunities.
See how your representative voted now. Click here: http://support.railstotrails.org/site/PageServer?pagename=20120202_Petri_amdt_vote_results&autologin=true&AddInterest=1481
Consider contacting your Representatives in the House and Senators about restoring support for the trails and safe roads for everyone! Get their conatct info here: http://www.elections.il.gov/DistrictLocator/DistrictOfficialSearchByAddress.aspx
Thank you again for all of your actions, time and energy!
You are encouraged to pass along this email. Don't forget the all volunteer trails cleanup is Sat. 4/28 rain or shine!
Don Kirchenberg Voluntary Chairman
Friends of the Great Western Trails
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