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PA State Transportation Commission Wants to Hear From You

As odd as it may sound in this time of fiscal uncertainty (what with Harrisburg deliberating whether or not to fund transportation at all), the State’s Transportation Commission is seeking public comment as it develops its “Twelve Year Transportation Program.” … Continue reading

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Harrisburg Needs To Hear That You Value Bicycling And Walking

We predicted there would be opposition in Harrisburg to dedicating funding for bicycling and walking, and now we learn we were right. The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed Senate Bill 1, a comprehensive, 21st century transportation funding solution for Pennsylvania. Given the choice, everyone … Continue reading

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PA Walks and Bikes Transportation Funding Policy Asks

Even though bicycling and walking make up 12% of trips in Pennsylvania, and bicyclists and pedestrians make up 11% of the fatalities statewide, Pennsylvania only spends 1.5% of its transportation budget on biking and walking projects and that 1.5% is … Continue reading

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Advocating in Harrisburg

On January 23, 2013, PA Walks and Bikes met with Nathan Spade, the Executive Director of the PA Senate Transportation Committee.  We met to discuss funding and policy issues affecting bicyclists and pedestrians statewide.  The legislature is expected to pass … Continue reading

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Transportation Bills Risks Eliminating Funding for Bicycles and Pedestrian Projects

Funding for transportation projects continues to be a hot button issue at the state and federal level.  In Washington D.C., legislators are considering a multi-year transportation spending bill that will set the priorities and dictate the spending abilities of the … Continue reading

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