• U.S. bill killing Transportation Enhancements set for House vote today

    by  • June 29, 2012 • Federal Funding, No Digest • 0 Comments

    By Joan Lowy
    Friday, June 29, 3:01AM
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON – Republican leaders pushed a sweeping highways-student loans package salvaging millions of construction jobs*** and maintaining low interest rates on millions of new college loans toward a House vote Friday even as conservative groups mounted a last-minute and likely futile campaign against it.

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    ***Poster’s note: In fact, the bill being voted on today may actually end up losing jobs overall compared to a straightforward 6 month extension of current law.

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    James Wilson is the executive director of Bike Delaware. He is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (by whom he was named the 2014 Professional of the Year, Nonprofit Sector), the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Delaware Bicycle Council. He serves on the board of directors of Delaware Greenways and as the co-chair of the policy committee of the Advisory Council on Walkability and Pedestrian Awareness. He holds engineering degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin and is the only registered lobbyist for cycling and walking in Delaware. He helped create, and continues to lead Bike Delaware's participation in, the Walkable Bikeable Delaware campaign. During his tenure as Bike Delaware's executive director, Delaware advanced in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings for five years in a row, farther and faster than any other state, ever. Delaware is now officially ranked as the #3 Bicycle Friendly State in America.

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