At the 2019 National Bike Summit, with the guidance of the League of American Bicyclists, we worked alongside other Massachusetts bicycle advocates (and advocates from around the country!) to ask our senators to support enhancements to the Transportation Alternatives (TA) program that would make it easier for local governments and agencies to fund and implement projects to make biking better.
Last week, Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced a bill that would make more ideas for biking infrastructure a reality. The bill would help communities like yours build better bicycling and walking infrastructure, like trails, pedestrian and bike bridges, and other projects that connect us with where we want to go.
We need your help! Ask your senators to co-sponsor S.1098, the Transportation Alternatives Enhancements Act! By using the Bike League's automated form, it's easy, and won't take you more than a few minutes.
The bill will improve and increase funding for biking and walking infrastructure that state and local governments receive through the federal Transportation Alternatives program.
The Transportation Alternatives program represents nearly 50% of all the federal funding that goes to bicycling and walking networks and trails in our communities, so small changes can have a big impact on how we see our neighborhoods change for the better. Read more about the changes this bill would make on the Bike League's blog.
Please contact your senators here and ask them to co-sponsor S.1098 for better bicycling!
Click here to learn more about this funding program...and here's how Transportation Alternatives works currently: