Thursday, September 17, 2009

bill 2371

Yesterday Senate Bill 2371 to remove the 10% appropriation for bike infrastructure was voted down. Richard Shelby voted against it. Jeff Sessions voted for it. I've been pretty unimpressed with Sessions in the past year. And he is failing to realize that this is a more efficient method of spending money for transportation than more highways. He supports more highways. ALDOT just recently started getting hassled by the feds because they haven't been spending as much money on bike infrastructure as they are supposed to. So we don't need any amendments to reverse that. Some people are really looking forward to the projects that will get started in the next 3 years due to federal money being spent like it is required to be.

6 comments:

Bello Velo said...

Thanks Clint!!! When is ALDOT going to hire a State Level BIKE PED like every other state?

Bello Velo said...

Clint where did you find out that ALDOT is being hassled by the feds?

Peter said...

He found out at the BASC meeting.

Peter said...

I'm sorry. That was presumptive of me. I didn't mean to speak for Clint. "I" found out at the BASC meeting.

bor's chance said...
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rocketless said...

This is actually amendment 2371 to bill H.R. 3288 if anyone has any interest in reading the actual wording of the amendment it can be found here:http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?r111:2:./temp/~r111zBWhNh:e0:

with referred to sections
here: http://vlex.com/vid/sec-surface-transportation-program-19205106

here:http://vlex.com/vid/sec-railway-highway-crossings-19205109

and here:http://vlex.com/vid/sec-hazard-elimination-program-19205073

a copy of the actual amendment legislation can be found
here: http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=b43c38a3-4aae-4153-9ed2-e8a577bd5e37