State DOTs may be forced to return millions in bike/ped funding

The Alliance for Biking & Walking is sounding the alarm on another round of crippling rescissions heading for state and local transportation agencies.  A rescission is when the Feds say “Hey, you know that money we gave you?  We want it back now.”  This happened in 2010 as well, and then 44% of the money returned to DC came from bike, pedestrian, and air quality funding streams, even though they together make up only 7% of federal transportation funds.  Yet another example of why local transportation should be funded locally, and why as a cyclist or pedestrian, you should evade your federal taxes whenever possible.

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