safe routes to school: in law, but no dedicated money. What does it mean?
december 1, 2021: What does it mean that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law restores the Safe Routes to School Program, why did it happened like this, and what can you do about it? Read our federal policy blog for more details.
congress passes infrastructrue bill making a historic investment in safe routes to school, walking, and bicycling
November 8, 2021: The House passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and now it advances to President Biden to sign into law. Read what this monumental investment in the safety and support of people walking and bicycling means in our federal policy blog.
Federal transportation funding extended for a few weeks - again!
november 4, 2021: While Democrats continue to iron out negotiations on Build Back Better, the partisan human-infrastructure bill, Congress passed another short-term extension for surface transportation on October 28th. Read all the details in our our federal policy blog.
Deadlines Loom for Infrastructure and Budget as September Rolls Around
september 8, 2021: Congress must reauthorize transportation spending or pass a short-term extension in order to maintain funding for transportation. Read our federal policy blog for more details.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Makes Meaningful Strides Toward Increasing Funding and Improving Safety for People Walking, Biking, and Safe Routes to School
August 4, 2021: A bipartisan group of Senators released the final bill text for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This bill reauthorizes transportation funding through 2026 and incorporates priorities originally identified in President Biden’s American Jobs Act.. Read more in our federal policy blog.
House Transportation Bill Rolls Along
July 7, 2021: The House transportation bill -- with significant improvements for Safe Routes, walking, biking, and rolling -- passed the full House of Representatives last week. Read our federal policy blog for more details, including how this bill may intersect with the bipartisan infrastructure deal that President Biden recently struck with a group of Senators.
House Transportation Bill Takes Even More Steps for Safe Routes
June 8, 2021: The House Transporation & Infrastructure Committee released its version of the federal transportation bill, and it includes many excellent provisions for Safe Routes to School, biking, walking and rolling. Read more in our federal policy blog.
Senate Transportation Bill Is Good News for Safe Routes to School
May 24, 2021: The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has released their transportation bill and it includes billions in new funding for Safe Routes to School, biking, walking and rolling. Read more in our federal policy blog.
Making Senate of Infrastructure Stimulus, Earmarks and Surface Transportation Reauthorization
April 4, 2021: For national news followers, it’s hard to open the paper (err - scroll Twitter) and not be bombarded with headlines about President Biden’s plans for infrastructure stimulus and the re-emergence of earmarks after a decade-long moratorium. Read more in our federal policy blog.
REPS. BROWNLEY AND ESPAILLAT'S SAFETY BILL GETS STRONGER WITH REINTRODUCTION
MARCH 2, 2021: The first quarter of fiscal year 2021 has come to a close, which means we have updated our quarterly State of the States TAP implementation tracking spreadsheet. And on Capitol Hill, Representatives Brownley (CA-26) and Espaillat (NY-12) have introduced a new and improved safety bill.
THE 117TH CONGRESS TAKES STRONG FIRST STEPS TOWARD IMPROVING WALKING, BIKING, AND ROLLING
FEBRUARY 5, 2021: The start of the 117th Congress has been eventful to say the least. Between the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th, the Democrats re-gaining control of the Senate with the election of Senators Ossoff and Warnock in the Georgia runoff, former President Trump’s second impeachment, and the inauguration of President Biden, it can be hard to keep track of the flurry of new bills being introduced by members of Congress.
NEW YEAR, NEW CONGRESS: OUR RESOLUTIONS FOR FEDERAL POLICY FOR WALKING, BICYCLING, AND SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
JANUARY 13, 2021: It’s a new year, and it ushers in a host of new beginnings: the 117th Congress, the Biden Administration, and hopefully an end in sight to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As people all around the world make New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves, we would like to share what we have resolved to work toward on the federal policy front this year.