Thursday, November 3, 2011
From RAILS to TRAILS....
This past Tuesday, Nov. 1, the U.S. Senate voted 60-38 against Senate Amendment 821. The amendment, introduced by Senator Rand Paul (Ky.) and which we notified you about late last week, would have eliminated the Transportation Enhancements (TE) program—the nation's largest funding source for trails, walking and bicycling.
The bipartisan vote signals, yet again, the tremendous support for TE in communities of all shapes and sizes around the country.
For more on the amendment and the vote, please see Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's "Breaking News" story on this victory.
Vice President of Program