On its fourth try this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a 90-day extension to the transportation bill, SAFETEA-LU. The Senate quickly followed suit, making this the ninth extension of the current federal transportation law.
This extension buys Congress time to craft a new transportation bill, or to pass another extension. Unfortunately, it also creates more uncertainty for state and local transportation projects during this year’s construction season.
Bikes Belong, with the America Bikes coalition, will continue to advocate for a full transportation bill that protects and advances bicycling and walking as part of a safe, balanced transportation system.
Bikes Belong would like to thank the industry members and advocates across the country who helped defend funding for bicycling. Your attendance at the National Bike Summit and persuasive “Bikes Mean Business” meetings were crucial to bicycling’s defense. We will keep you posted as Congress continues towards a new transportation law.