Defend Trails, Walking and Bicycling from Recent Attacks
On August 13, 2010, states were notified that they had less than two weeks to rescind $2.2 billion in transportation funds to the Federal Highway Administration. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy President Keith Laughlin sent letters to the governors and transportation directors of all 50 states and the District of Columbia encouraging the state to not disproportionately target Transportation Enhancements (TE), the nation’s largest funding source for trails, walking and bicycling.
While some states respected TE and made proportional (or no) cuts relative to its total share of funding, other states did not follow this path. In total, nearly $580 million was cut from TE—representing more than 25 percent of the total rescission and the equivalent of nearly eight months worth of TE funding. This shocking cut nationally is more than ten times TE's apportionment. Please see below to determine how your state reacted to this rescission mandate.
For an entertaining read on what rescissions are and how to interpret feedback from your state, read RTC's "Funny Money" article.
The following states cut many times TE’s proportional share:
If your state is listed above, please express your dismay to your governor now.
*Floridians, please take this special alert instead.
The following states did not disproportionately cut TE:
If your state is listed below, please thank your state for not disproportionately cutting TE now.
|District of Columbia
For more information, please see RTC's detailed analysis of the rescissions.