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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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Dedicated Bike & Ped Funding in Transportation Bill

On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, the Pennsylvania Senate passed SB1 with a vote of 45-5.  SB 1 is a $2.5 billion transportation funding bill.  The bill includes a new Multi-Modal Fund which includes $2 million annually in dedicated funding for … Continue reading

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PA Remains Ranked #15 Bicycle Friendly State

Yesterday the League of American Bicyclists announced their Bicycle Friendly States ranking for 2013.  Pennsylvania ranked 15th, unchanged from 2012. The LAB “Report Card” for PA contains many good recommendations for how Pennsylvania could improve its ranking. The top three are similar to … Continue reading

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Transportation Funding Policy Statements

Pennsylvania Walks and Bikes is an active voice in Harrisburg during the debate over transportation funding.  Our efforts have brought bike and ped issues to the table, but we can’t do it alone.  Please take these documents and send a … Continue reading

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