Today’s Transport –
Yesterday the United States Senate dealt with two transportation related amendments of interest to bicyclists.
The two amendments were introduced by Oklahoma Senator Coburn; both were attempts to severely cripple the existence of the Transportation Enhancements portion of the Transportation Bill. Transportation Enhancements are the 10% portion of the Transportation Bill that help support and fund public transport, bicycle and walking related improvements. Senator Coburn figures that the 10% needs to go to road projects.
Coburn withdrew one amendment. The second went to vote and was rejected 59 to 39.
The photos in this post are of my neighbor and South Dakota Senator John Thune. He was in town in April 2008 to celebrate the groundbreaking of a small section of paved multi-use trail in The City that he helped fund. He’s clearly enjoying the accolades being heaped upon him for helping extend our beautiful MUP.
Yesterday Senator John Thune voted for the failed Coburn amendment.