Thursday, April 03, 2008

safe routes to school and transportation enhancements

Yesterday the Illinois House passed H.B. 4757 (the Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to School Transparency Act) by a vote of 109-0. CBF worked with Rep. Elaine Nekritz to get this bill passed. Rep. Nekritz is a longtime friend of CBF and bicyclists.

H.B. 4757 creates procedures to ensure that IDOT uses federal monies to fund the best projects consistently and transparently. The current funding process for projects under these two programs is shrouded in mystery and lacks a schedule. To read more, click here.

To make this bill a law, its companion bill (S.B. 2311) must be passed in the Senate. Call your Senator to ask for support of S.B. 2311. Also, thank your Representative for passing H.B. 4757. Click here to find your elected officials if you're not sure who to contact.

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