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Rep. Brown (D-MD) Introduces Bill to Expand Safe Routes

We are pleased to announce that Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD) has joined with seven other House Democrats (Reps. Brownley-CA, Espaillat-NY, Lipinski-IL, Cohen-TN, Huffman-CA, Titus-NV, and Carson-IN) to introduce the Safe Routes to School Expansion Act, HR 5891.

The legislation proposes making several improvements to the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), which is funded at nearly $2.4 billion per year.  The bill would:

House Leadership Prioritizes Infrastructure

Today, Democratic leadership in the US House of Representatives unveiled a $760 billion infrastructure package called “Moving America and the Environment Forward.”  It is an outline of legislation the House plans to take up in the coming months, including surface transportation, broadband, drinking water, airports, and waterways.

Ten Reflections to Kick Off 2020

cassAs we celebrate our holidays, the end of a decade and the prospects that lie ahead I am especially grateful for our community this year and the opportunity we had to gather in person at the Safe Routes to School National Conference in Tampa, FL.

Rescissions Cancelled; New House TAP Bill Introduced

Late last week, Congress passed a bill to continue funding the federal government agencies and programs until the end of December, giving them several more weeks to keep negotiating on spending levels.  Also included in that bill, which President Trump signed into law, was language to cancel the pending transportation rescission.  As we have discussed a few times in recent months, this $7.6 billion rescission would have likely taken more than one year’s funding away from the Transportation

Safe Routes to School National Conference Highlights

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We continue to feel inspired and energized by the Safe Routes to School National Conference. Thank you to everyone who traveled to Tampa to join us, and for sharing your knowledge, challenges, and ideas over the past 3 days. If you missed the conference, we're pleased to share a recap of highlights.

Day One