Tell Congress This Is the Worst Transportation Bill in 30 Years
The US House of Representatives will vote next week on a transportation bill that would fundamentally alter transportation policy as we know it, rolling back the clock to 1983.
In an unprecedented move, the bill, HR7, would remove dedicated mass transportation funding from the Highway Trust Fund and use it solely to fund highways. It would also eliminate the already miniscule amount of federal funding that makes our roads safer for bikers and pedestrians. Read more about the failings of the bill here.
The bill is not what our country needs. If it passes, it will leave more people with no other option than to drive, just as gas prices have hit new records and are expected to top $4.60 a gallon in the Chicago region by May.
The typical US family pays more than $1,100 dollars per month on transportation—largely owning, maintaining, and fueling cars. This bill would further strain people’s pocketbooks and put the brakes on the nation’s fragile economic recovery.
Please take a moment to contact your representative and voice your opposition to this legislation.