Courtesy of the Coalition for Recreational Trails; we are delighted to tell you that the U.S. Senate passed its multi-year transportation bill with a 65-34 vote. The provisions affecting the Recreational Trails Program were left alone. The amendments from Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) that would have eliminated RTP – which we asked you to help stop – were not brought up for consideration.
While it’s difficult to track exactly, we have heard that volumes of calls opposing Sen. Lee’s amendments were received by Senate offices. Thank you so much for your tremendous help!
Moving forward, the Senate has also just passed (91-4) the three-month extension of the current transportation legislation that the House had already passed. October 31, 2015 is now the new deadline for the House to pass its own multi-year transportation bill (or something else!).