GOP Hopes To Slash Funding For Mass Transit, Biking, Walking

3524633909_f20d047323What’s the wave of the future of transportation? Highways! At least that’s the case according to our Republican-controlled Congress, who are eager to wipe out federal funding of public transit and bike- and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure with a new six-year transportation bill. Streetsblog writes:

There has been speculation for months now that the House Republicans’ transportation bill proposal would be terrible for transit, biking, and walking. And sure enough, John Mica didn’t disappoint. The proposed bill, which has a working title of “A New Direction,” is decidedly pro-highway and anti- just about everything else.

The chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday released a six-year reauthorization proposal that would slash overall transportation funding 33 percent and eliminate dedicated funds for biking and walking.

23 Comments on "GOP Hopes To Slash Funding For Mass Transit, Biking, Walking"

  1. Wizard troll | Jul 18, 2011 at 6:18 pm |

    if they make highways fully automatic its kool. If not its just so they can have nice pavement for their luxury suvs and sedans

  2. Wizard troll | Jul 18, 2011 at 2:18 pm |

    if they make highways fully automatic its kool. If not its just so they can have nice pavement for their luxury suvs and sedans

  3. Cant charge for people biking and walking…. so why not just go ahead and make them illegal too?

  4. Cant charge for people biking and walking…. so why not just go ahead and make them illegal too?

  5. Is this disinfo.com or politico.com? This seems like mundane public policy notes that one can find in a thousand other places. 

  6. Is this disinfo.com or politico.com? This seems like mundane public policy notes that one can find in a thousand other places. 

  7. Maybe they should cut Medicare funding for Religious Counseling and Tax the Church. WTF!?!

  8. jasonpaulhayes | Jul 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm |

    Maybe they should cut Medicare funding for Religious Counseling and Tax the Church. WTF!?!

  9. Anonymous | Jul 18, 2011 at 8:36 pm |

    in some places the looks you get make it seem illegal

  10. blind christians are the last ones they want to disenfranchise right about now…

  11. Anarchy Wolf | Jul 18, 2011 at 9:14 pm |

    That’ll show those non polluting, healthy and responsible gaddamn communists!

  12. Anarchy Pony | Jul 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm |

    That’ll show those non polluting, healthy and responsible gaddamn communists!

  13. Are you kidding me?  These guys have entirely too much free time and way too much power.

  14. Are you kidding me?  These guys have entirely too much free time and way too much power.

  15. Are you kidding me?  These guys have entirely too much free time and way too much power.

  16. Anonymous | Jul 18, 2011 at 11:53 pm |

    Only the Republicans could find a way to defund walking.

  17. The_Baffler | Jul 18, 2011 at 7:53 pm |

    Only the Republicans could find a way to defund walking.

  18. Ah I get it….because riding bikes would cut down on our Oil dependence, and help to save the average American taxpayer money! Ah, those Republicans are all such a bunch of softies at heart! They just love their Middle Eastern Oil Buddies, so much! God bless em! They’ll fight tooth and nail to keep the Ultra Rich safe and comfy no matter how much it hurts America. Now that’s Patriotism right there……makes me have to wipe a tear from my eye! 

  19. Ah I get it….because riding bikes would cut down on our Oil dependence, and help to save the average American taxpayer money! Ah, those Republicans are all such a bunch of softies at heart! They just love their Middle Eastern Oil Buddies, so much! God bless em! They’ll fight tooth and nail to keep the Ultra Rich safe and comfy no matter how much it hurts America. Now that’s Patriotism right there……makes me have to wipe a tear from my eye! 

  20. Strike back! Zombie Critical Mass on all major highways! Going against traffic!

  21. Strike back! Zombie Critical Mass on all major highways! Going against traffic!

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