Please share this information with your membership and ask them to contact their Members of the U.S. Senate (except, of course, Senators Klobuchar, Risch, Shaheen, Burr, Boxer and Vitter) and request that they sign on to the letter supporting the continuation of the RTP in the next surface transportation authorization bill. Our basic message is that the RTP is a very effective, user-pay/user-benefit program and a proven success story. It serves as the foundation for state trail programs across the country, benefits motorized and non-motorized trail users alike, leverages significant additional support for trails, encourages productive cooperation among trail users, and facilitates healthy outdoor recreation and associated, badly needed economic activity in countless communities throughout the nation.
Time is very short. The deadline for Senators’ response is noon on Wednesday, April 9th.
Thanks very much for your help.
Catherine A. Ahern
American Recreation Coalition and Coalition for Recreational Trails
1200 G Street, N.W., Suite 650
Washington, D.C. 20005