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Time running out to comment on MAP-21

Until this Sunday, USDOT is taking online public comment on how the new transportation law, MAP-21, should be implemented. USDOT is using a sort of voting system to gauge support for specific ideas. (This effort is focused on freight and … 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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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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Funding for state parks on the horizon?

Kudos to Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders for heeding the call of PTNY and other advocates for more funding for state parks to reduce the $1.1 billion backlog in park capital needs. The proposed state infrastructure fund, part of the … Continue reading

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Bike and Pedestrian projects: creating jobs

According to a new report from the Political Economy Research Institute, building bike lanes and pedestrian facilities creates more jobs per million dollars spent than road repairs and road resurfacing. Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure … Continue reading

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State Park Attendance Up But Park Budget Way Down, Are Park Closures Again On The Horizon?

Attendance at state parks is up 3.5 percent; 1.4 million more park visitors enjoyed the 178 parks and 35 historic sites that make up the State Park System this summer than last. However, the State Parks agency had to accommodate … Continue reading

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