Tag Archives: MAP-21

Kansas & Florida opt out of trail funding

The MAP-21 transportation funding passed by Congress last June included a controversial opt-out provision. States were given leeway to eliminate already anemic “enhancements” funding and use the whole enchilada for highway spending only.

Transpo bill cuts Safe Routes, bicycle funding

It appears the rumors about California Senator Barbara Boxer caving to Republican pressure are at least partially true: The final product of a conference committee drafting the next Federal transportation funding bill cuts spending on the Safe Routes to School program and Transportation Enhancements.

Why bother with a transportation bill?

The National Journal asks their panel of transportation policy experts: Why bother with the transportation bill?

Mandatory sidepath law in Federal highway bill

The current version of the 600 page highway spending bill from the offices of Senator Boxer and Senator Inhofe contains a “bicycle safety” provision that is anything but.