Transportation Bill Update: It’s “National Call-in Day”


In case you missed my earlier post about the very real threats to affordable transportation options that exist in both the House of Representatives’ Energy and Infrastructure Act and the Senate’s Transportation Bill, let’s just say that today is a very big day for anyone who hikes, walks, bikes, skates or relies on public transportation. Our partners in the outdoor, alternative transportation, and wellness have deemed today National Call-in Day on Transportation. They’re asking anyone and everyone who cares about access to safe bike commuter lanes, sidewalks and walking trails to contact their local representatives and senators and urge them to vote no on H.R. 7 and to support the Cardin-Cochran ammendment.

The photo below taken by Jeff  Garvey from Bethany Beach, Delaware really underscores what’s at stake if the Transportation Bill passes in its current form. Funding for alternative transportation will literally be shut off leaving riders, skaters and walkers at greater (and unnecessary) risk.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Garvey.

If you care about a future that’s safe for cycling, hiking, skating and walking please pick up the phone today and encourage your friends to do the same.

Jim Darroch

Jim's love for the outdoors began with family camping trips in "Brady Bunch" style canvas tents and progressed to backpacking adventures with the Boy Scouts. In 2007, he fulfilled his teenage dream by joining Eastern Mountain Sports as Brand Communications Manager. When he's not in the office, you'll find Jim kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking around the Monadnock Region and throughout New England with his wife Brenda and his dog Brewski.