Some great information from our friends at the League of American Bicyclists about the recent transportation act passed into law:
The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act has passed both houses of Congress, and been signed into law by the President.
The FAST Act is a five-year bill that will slightly increase funding and slightly change some policy. The biggest change is that it will create long-term certainty for states, local governments and transportation stakeholders.
Overall the active transportation community did really well. The new bill includes an increase in funding for bicycling and walking and makes nonprofits eligible for that funding. The bill also creates a new safety education program and, for the first time, includes complete streets language.
For more details and next steps, see the full analysis on the League’s website.