From our friends at APPEAL:
For those of you involved in work around the built environment, and especially tracking national policies that affect community efforts to promote active living, you may know that the reauthorization of the federal transportation law presents an opportunity to promote, enforce, and expand health, safety, and equity in transportation policy.
On Thursday, February 2, 2012 the House Transportation Committee took up consideration of the transportation title of the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. The bill proposes to repeal the Safe Routes to School program, and eliminates funding for Transportation Enhancements. As APPEAL’s work is to educate our network members on all levels of policy issues related to social justice, you may be interested in this article that outlines the auto industry agenda http://nationofchange.org/creeps-and-weirdos-auto-industry-agenda-keeping-you-four-wheels-1328193397. To learn about current national conversations on this issue, visit the Safe Routes to School National Partnership site at: http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/national
You can also learn more about Safe Routes to School by visiting the Safe Routes to School National Partnership: http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/.