Category Archives: Fiscal impact

Navigating Map-21

In July a  new federal transportation law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), took effect and it means new challenges and opportunities for bicycling and walking projects. Advocacy Advance, a partnership between the Alliance for Walking … Continue reading

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Big changes for Transportation Reauthorization

Parks & Trails New York is actively working on a coordinated effort to ensure that New York State implements the new federal transportation bill in a way that continues funding for bicycle and pedestrian programs, trail building, and safe routes … Continue reading

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Capital Region Sustainability Plan public meetings slated

The Capital Region Sustainability Plan, a coalition effort to craft a smart growth plan for Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington Counties is part of the the Cleaner, Greener Communities program, a major environmental initiative announced by … Continue reading

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Setting the course for bike-ped funding for New York

PTNY is dedicated to maximizing the new transportation bill’s impact on funding trails and infrastructure that supports and encourages bicycling and walking.  Our state leaders and agency officials will play a much larger role in deciding how to use their … Continue reading

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Down but not out–What the new transportation bill means for biking and walking

Friday, the House and Senate finally passed a new two-year federal surface transportation bill that will have a profoundly negative effect on funding for trails, bicycling and walking. It’s a shocking setback for active transportation, but we could have lost everything … Continue reading

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It’s serious: elimination of funding for biking and walking looms

Funding for programs that have done so much to support bicycling and walking for almost two decades are seriously threatened.  The House members of the conference committee charged with drafting new transportation legislation want to eliminate local governments’ ability to access federal … Continue reading

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Park, trail, and greenway grants available through CFA process

Park, trail, and greenway grants available through CFA process Applications due July 16  The second round of funding for park, trail and greenway grants is now underway. Applications through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process are due July 16. Amongst … Continue reading

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Now Coveted: A Walkable, Convenient Place

Until the 1990s, exclusive suburban homes that were accessible only by car cost more, per square foot, than other kinds of American housing. Now, however, these suburbs have become overbuilt, and housing values have fallen. Today, the most valuable real … Continue reading

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Tell Congress TODAY: Transportation is more than just cars

It’s crunch time for federal transportation funding and the inclusion of provisions for bicycling and walking.  Please join thousands across the nation today for a National Call-in Day on Transportation. It’s easy and will only take a few minutes. Call … Continue reading

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What’s best for a historic Adiriondack Transportation Corridor?

Adirondack history has been shaped by contention over how to manage the region’s resources. Maintaining this historical trend, contention over the use of a state-owned rail corridor between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake has led to another divide among residents. … Continue reading

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