A Senate-House conference committee is closing in on the final version of a transportation appropriations bill that will shape national policy for years to come. Please speak up for some key points that still have a chance of being adopted.
- An important one is to give local governments in metro areas like South Florida direct access to funds for paths and sidewalks without having to wait for state approval.
- Another would preserve flexibility for our transit agency in using aid funds for operations.
While there still is time, please call your representative and senators today. Here’s a page you can use to find their phone number. There’s also a script you could speak from, but your own words will be fine. What’s important is to call.
Want to know more? You could download the Conference Talking Points attached below. They’re from our friends at Transportation for America.