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Safe Routes to School awards announced

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has  announced $26.5 million in federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funding for 64 project sponsors to implement infrastructure improvements and public education campaigns across the State to encourage elementary and middle school … 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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Take Action Today

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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Ask your Senators to support the Safe Routes to School legislation

This week, twelve Senators – led by Senators Harkin (D-IA), Sanders (D-VT) and Merkley (D-OR) – introduced legislation (S. 800) to sustain and strengthen the federal Safe Routes to School program. Congress is looking to scale back transportation spending – … Continue reading

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