Author Topic: Action Needed - Trail Funds Under Attack - IMBA  (Read 862 times)

Draggon

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Action Needed - Trail Funds Under Attack - IMBA
« on: July 29, 2013, 10:26:37 AM »
Just saw this on the IMBA home page:

http://www.imba.com/alert/rtp-funding-under-attack

They provide an easy form to email your representatives to ask them to vote against the amendment that would eliminate a big source of trail funding.  Apologize if this has been posted before, but I didn't see it after a quick, initial scan.

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Re: Action Needed - Trail Funds Under Attack - IMBA
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 05:42:34 PM »
Done!
Thanks for the link, was quick and easy.
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Re: Action Needed - Trail Funds Under Attack - IMBA
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 10:57:49 AM »
Done.  Lets put this on our FB pages as well.
It is helpful on these e-mails if you type a personal message at the top of what's already there.  The staff who screen them may forward them to the actual Senator.

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Re: Action Needed - Trail Funds Under Attack - IMBA
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 05:28:35 PM »
Quick update:  Good news!

I received a letter from Senator Pat Donnelly which said:

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During consideration of S. 1243, over 90 amendments were introduced for consideration during committee and floor debate of the legislation. Many of those amendments, however, were never called up for a vote to be included in the final legislation, including the amendment about which you wrote to me in opposition. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's amendment to reallocate funding for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) to repair bridges in critical corridors did not receive enough support to be included in the bill.

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Re: Action Needed - Trail Funds Under Attack - IMBA
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2013, 05:33:24 PM »
I got that same response.  Good to hear.
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