Tag Archives: Enhancements

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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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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Protect parks and trails from hydro-fracking The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released a revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement along with Proposed High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations in September and is accepting comments on both until January 11. … Continue reading

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BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN PROGRAMS UNDER ATTACK! Several are on the cutting room floor of a new Senate Bill

The following is directly from The Newsletter of National Association of Recreation Resource Planners: The full Senate Environmental and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously approved its bipartisan two-year highway reauthorization bill (S. 1813) today by an 18-0 vote. The bill, … Continue reading

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Funding for bicycle-pedestrian projects at risk

All bets are off when it comes to the federal funding programs that have had such a dramatic impact on bicycling, walking, and trail development in the last 20 years.  The new, more conservative Congress is poised to draft the … Continue reading

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