As we mentioned last week, state transportation agencies are faced with another round of rescissions and will be cutting unspent funds from various programs. Unlike previous rescissions, these cuts do not have to follow a proportionality clause, meaning an increased threat for programs that typically fund bicycling projects.
You can help prevent this by taking action! Visit our Advocacy Center and tell your Governor to require that these cuts be made proportionately across eligible programs. States must report which program funds are affected by August 25th — so action is needed this week!
For more information on how rescissions work, visit our Advocacy Advance report Rescissions and Restoration: Fighting for Priority. For more information on your state’s rescission amount see this chart.
Jeff PeelPeel joined the League in March 2008 as a Program Specialist for the Bicycle Friendly Communities program. Peel has a BA in American Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi.
State and Local Advocacy Coordinator