14 Sep '11, 11pm

Senator Coburn Targets Walking and Biking (No Kidding)

Streetsblog reports that Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) is holding up the transportation extension bill in the Senate over 1.5 percent of the funding set aside for bicycle and pedestrian projects. This is not the first time he’s tried this trick, and last time the idea was resoundingly rejected by the Senate with 59 votes against. However, his timing could not be worse. There are tens of thousands of jobs at stake, many in an industry with an unemployment rate well above the national average (i.e., construction ). This bill, a clean extension of current law, was set for rapid approval by the Senate. THe House already passed it. So the next step was the President’s desk, and some assurance for transportation agencies and labor that investment won’t be cut off suddenly. Senator Coburn is throwing a monkeywrench into the process just as the global economy is slowing down again. No...

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