September 2011
September is a Critical Month for Transportation Policy and Funding

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September is a critical month; please do your part to tell Congress about Transportation Enhancements (TE) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) benefits

After spending August back in their districts, Congress is reconvening this week.  September is shaping up as a critical month for transportation, as the Surface Transportation Act (currently known as SAFETEA-LU) and the federal gas tax are set to expire on September 30.  Another transportation extension and the continuation of the federal gas tax will need to be passed this month for transportation spending to continue flowing. 

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Mark Your Calendar for This Important Transportation Advocacy Webinar!

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Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. EDT

Hear the latest information on the proposed changes to the Federal Transportation Policy and how they affect parks and recreation.  Receive basic training and proper advocacy tools to contact your elected officials and fight to save dedicated federal funding for pedestrian and bicycle projects in your communities.  

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President Obama Includes Transportation As Centerpiece of Jobs Program
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In remarks in late August, President Obama called upon Congress to pass a “clean extension” (i.e. extending spending levels as-is, without policy changes) to the transportation bill so that transportation jobs can continue.  The US Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO and the US Conference of Mayors have all echoed the President’s call.  The President also highlighted transportation and infrastructure as a key part of his “Jobs Address” to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8. 

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