Congress Finalizes New Federal Transportation Bill
July 28, 2005
After two years of delays and 10 extensions, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives approved a new multi-year Federal Transportation Bill today and sent it to President Bush for signature. When the new bill becomes law, it will increase bike funding by more than $1 billion through 2009. The bill creates the first-ever national Safe Routes to School Program, and authorizes more money for transportation enhancements, recreational trails, and other key programs that support bike facilities. For more information about the details of the bill, visit America Bikes. Bikes Belong and seven other non-profit organizations collaborated in this effort under the banner of America Bikes. Bikes Belong members provided close to $2 million for lobbying. about our efforts to maximize federal funding for bicycling.