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.

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  • Wizard troll

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

  • Wizard troll

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

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

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

    • MoralDrift

      in some places the looks you get make it seem illegal

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

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

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OCEM5A7I4E3KTDK47FXP7ULDVM Scott Arktera

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

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OCEM5A7I4E3KTDK47FXP7ULDVM Scott Arktera

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

  • jasonpaulhayes

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

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

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

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

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

  • Anonymous

    in some places the looks you get make it seem illegal

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

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

  • Anarchy Pony

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

  • Anarchy Wolf

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

  • guest

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

  • guest

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

  • guest

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

  • The_Baffler

    Only the Republicans could find a way to defund walking.

  • Anonymous

    Only the Republicans could find a way to defund walking.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    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! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    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! 

  • http://robertplantkiller.tumblr.com Robert Plantkiller

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

  • http://robertplantkiller.tumblr.com Robert Plantkiller

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

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