Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a clean 90-day extension to the transportation bill, SAFETEA-LU. The Senate quickly followed suit, making this the ninth extension of the current federal transportation authorization. Passing a "clean" extension (which does not reduce funding for any program) was one of our goals at the National Bike Summit. We would especially like to thank Representatives Tsongas (District 5) and Lynch (District 9) for voting in favor of the bill. The next job our members of congress have is passing a new authorization, hopefully not very different from the one the senate passed just a few weeks ago.
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