Thursday, February 16, 2012

Act Now on Key Transportation Votes

 I don't agree with every project ever done under the auspicies of Federal bike-ped programs, and don't agree that every bikeway keeps you safe or improves bicycling.  However, I think the current bill throws out the baby and the bathwater. So I'm linking to this auto-bother-your-congressman site. Thanks.  Also, if you read the last post, you can see how much damage can be done by not being careful of what you pass as a public official.


 Ask the Senate to Support Cardin-Cochran, Tell Your Representative to Oppose the House Bill

It’s time to ask both chambers of Congress to save our streets.

The current Senate transportation bill (MAP-21) weakens walking and biking programs. To improve the bill, we’re asking senators to vote for a bipartisan amendment to guarantee local governments a voice in transportation decisions and allow them to build sidewalks, crosswalks, and bikeways that keep people safe.

Currently, 75 percent of 17- to 24-year olds in the US cannot serve in the military, primarily because they are physically unfit, have not graduated from high school, or have a criminal record.  Investing early in the upcoming generation is critical to securing our nation’s future.  Retired admirals and generals understand that whether young people join the military or not, we must increase investments so that all young people can get the right start and succeed in life — whatever career path they choose. --Mission: Readiness

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