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Down but not out---- Amendment Fails

Dawn W.
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Buffalo, NY
Post #: 19
I was asked to pass on a message from the folks at Rails to Trails wanting hikers & walkers to join them in prompting their legislature to vote on an 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.Without this aid the Rail to Trail system will lose its funding. Unfortunately I got the e-mail to late to pass on.

I received this one today.

Dear Dawn,

Unfortunately, by a vote of 27 to 29, the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee just moments ago 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.

Please stay tuned as we craft a follow-up strategy.

Thank you again for all of your actions, time and energy.

Sincerely,

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
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