Congress Looks at Recreational Trails Program Funding

By Charles Pekow

Cycling West Cycling Utah LogoSo just where is the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding going? A few senators want a better idea and have introduced the RTP Full Funding Act of 2018 (S. 3604), which would require a study every five years of how much money from nonhighway recreational fuel taxes is going into the Highway Trust Fund for that purpose and to see if each state is getting its fair share. Up to $3 million from the fund could be diverted to this study.

The bill was referred to the Environment & Public Works Committee. Of the four cosponsors, the only one coming from a western state is James Risch (R-ID). See https://tinyurl.com/y8wnjmtm .

 

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