The ABC’s of Federal Funding

Have you ever wanted to know how the government spends your money? Well you are in luck. has a great article outlining the past, present, and the future of transportation spending.

Congress is a focal point for PFB because their decisions will continue to shape the future of bicycling in the United States. Federal money is far and away the number one source of funding for bikeways, bike lanes, trails, underpasses, bridges and programs like Safe Routes to School that make bicycling and walking safer and better.

Since the early 1990s, the federal government has recognized that modest, cost-effective investments in bicycling infrastructure and programs provide a variety of important benefits to our nation. Bicycling has been supported primarily through a variety of programs that are part of federal transportation funding legislation that has traditionally been reassessed, revamped, and reauthorized every five or six years.

Written by Chris Belsole

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