From our friends at the League of American Bicyclists:
The future of the Transportation Enhancements (TE) program - the primary source of funding for bicycling projects and programs for the past 20 years - remains hanging in the balance. A deal struck by the House and Senate late Friday to extend the current transportation programs for six months (a "clean" extension) looks likely to be voted upon this week. Approval of a clean extension preserves the TE program for six months - but does nothing to guarantee the continuation of dedicated funding for bicycling and walking in the next transportation bill.
Now is not the time to sit back. We still expect Senator Coburn (R-OK) to offer an amendment to strip the TE program from the extension and we simply can't afford to let him succeed. The League joins the America Bikes coalition and supporters in asking cyclists to contact their Senators TOMORROW, Tuesday September 13, to send a resounding message opposing Coburn's attack on bike funding.
TAKE ACTION: Simply click this link and it will take you to the LAB webpage that makes sending a letter to Senators Nelson and Johanns very easy.