Making our case on Capitol Hill
March 29, 2011
The federal government continues to work on a new, multi-year transportation bill that will provide funding for highways, transit, and bicycling and walking. This week, the House Subcommittee on Highways & Transit held two days of hearings in which 40 experts on all aspects of transportation testified about federal priorities. John Burke, CEO of Trek Bicycle Corporation and a top supporter of Bikes Belong, was the one witness to speak on behalf of bicycling. The Bikes Belong team helped John prepare his comments, which make a powerful case for the cost-effectiveness and multiple benefits of the federal investment in bicycling. You can read John's written testimony here.
John Burke (right) applauds Jim Oberstar, former Minnesota U.S. Representative and historically one of the biggest supporters of the federal investment in bicycling, at a Wisconsin fundraiser in 2009.