Alarm Bells Going Off Over Auto-Centric State Transportation Package

BTA (which cancelled its ride to Salem in support of the package), 1000 Friends and others have sent out alerts today about HB 2001, the Governor’s transportation package. From the 1000 Friends alert:

Unfortunately, the transportation package, House Bill 2001, that recently emerged from behind closed doors has lost its balance – it has become a highways bill, dominated by an $840 million list of road building projects divorced from any unified transportation or economic development strategy to relieve freight bottlenecks or strengthen the state or local economies. It specifically earmarks scarce dollars to build massive highway projects that will increase sprawl, traffic, and increase transportation-generated greenhouse gasses.

Call your Representative and Senator now.

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