Trail Groups Urge House Transportation Committee to Increase RTP Funding

Trail Groups Urge House Transportation Committee to Increase Funding for the Recreational Trails Program

Representative Don Young, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced H.R. 3, Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (TEA-LU) on February 9, 2005. The content of the bill introduced is essentially the same that the House passed last year and is available at www.house.gov/transportation. On February 28, Members of the Coalition for Recreational Trails and other trail supporters sent a letter to Chairman Young to express its strong and united support for TEA-LU's significantly increased funding for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). TEA-LU provides $503 million for the RTP program over six years – an 86% increase over TEA 21 – and ramps spending up to $110 million for FY09. Click Here to see the entire text of the letter.