The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee released its transportation bill this weekend, and scheduled a committee meeting for Wednesday where members will offer amendments and vote on whether to send the bill forward. The EPW Committee is responsible for the roads and highway section of the transportation bill, so it covers most of the issues pertaining to active transportation.
Our statement on the bill
“The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s bipartisan Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 makes a critical investment in safe streets for everyone,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “The bill’s proposed changes to the Transportation Alternatives program will make it easier for local governments to build bike lanes, sidewalks, and trails, plus new language on the safety of vulnerable road users puts a desperately needed focus on reducing fatalities and serious injuries among people biking, walking, and using wheelchairs.”
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