Active Community Transportation (ACT) Act of 2010

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Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the Active Community Transportation (ACT) Act of 2010?on March 2. ACT transportation grants to communities would help fund sidewalks and bicycle paths, improve health, and create ?jobs. Funds would be set aside from the Surface Transportation Program.
According to?Representative Blumenauer’s?fact sheet “Currently bike and pedestrian trips make up over 12% of all transportation trips, yet receive less than 2% of federal funding. Providing funding for a competitive grant program for active transportation programs reduces the need for earmarking and ensures that the programs that receive funding are comprehensive, consistently supported, and the best use of limited taxpayer resources.”

You can help promote this legislation by writing to your congressional representatives and asking that they sign on as co-sponsors of the legislation. Ask your senators to introduce similar legislation in the Senate.

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