Thursday, April 1, 2010
On March 2, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Hon. ASLA (OR), introduced HR 4722, “The Active Community Transportation Act of 2010,” which directs the Secretary of Transportation to provide matching grant funding to communities for the construction of safe and convenient bicycling and pedestrian networks. The bill prioritizes projects in communities that would facilitate modal shifts and connect neighborhoods to destinations such as workplaces, schools, businesses, recreation areas, and other community activity centers as well as align with public transportation options. ASLA has signed on as a supporter of this legislation and will be working with Congressman Blumenauer and affiliated groups to move this legislation forward.