This summer has been a busy one for transportation. In addition to the late June committee consideration of the DRIVE Act, both the House and Senate are moving forward on transportation.
After weeks of work, the Senate passed the DRIVE Act today to reauthorize transportation policy and funding, on a vote of 65-34. However, the House of Representatives has forced the Senate’s hand into accepting a three-month extension of current law.
In May, a series of incomprehensible tragedies happened in the City of Portland and the surrounding region – vehicles hitting, hurting, maiming and killing people walking and riding bicycles. One crash after another.
While the clock ticks quickly towards the July 31 expiration of transportation policy and funding, the Senate has been moving quickly (well, quickly for a legislative body that prides itself on a deliberative approach) to reach resolution.
This is the first in a series of blog posts highlighting pivotal moments in the history of the Safe Routes to School movement.
Dear Deb and Wendi: Thank you so much for creating the Safe Routes to School program sixteen years ago. It has really made a difference at Kent Middle School. I now walk to school every day I have a chance to. Sixty percent of our school now travels green, and it is truly because of the commitment you two have made. – Kent Middle School student, 2015
This guest blog post was written by our research adviser, Christina Galardi.
First, let’s start with a pop quiz to get your brain working - I’ll give the answers at the end.