The Senate Commerce Committee is going to take some critical votes on one of four transportation bills that the Senate is currently working on. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) sits on the Commerce Committee and he needs to hear from his constituents! Please find this action alert from the League of American Bicyclists and, if you live in New Jersey, send him an email using the link at the bottom of the post.
On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee is voting on a number of amendments to the transportation bill- including amendments to support complete streets, and standardized roll-on service for bicycles and wheelchairs on Amtrak. Senator Corey Booker is one of 24 on the Commerce Committee. Please ask Senator Booker to support both of these important amendments!
AMTRAK roll on service- Please ask your Senator to support the Manchin Amendment
Demand for multi-modal transportation options, including the increasingly popular combination of bikes with buses and trains, is growing across the country. Currently, only a handful of Amtrak stations and train services allow convenient roll-on access, and where they do, the service is popular and well-used. The Manchin Amendment would require Amtrak to report to Congress on what standardized roll-on service should look like and what it would take to get there.
You helped us win in the House, now we need your help in the Senate. This spring we asked for your help to pass this amendment in the House. If we can win it in the Senate then its a done deal. (If its not in the Senate version – then the two sides will have to work it out in a conference between the House and Senate. Winning in one chamber puts us in a strong position- but winning in both is a sure thing!
Safe Streets policy- Please ask your Senator to support the Heller, Schatz, Markey Amendment
We’ve called it complete streets, safe streets and uniform accomodation- now help us call it the law. This amendment would ensure that the design of Federal surface transportation projects provides for the safe and adequate accommodation of both motorized and non-motorized users in the planning, development and operation of transportation projects!
If you live in New Jersey, please click through to the League’s action center to send an email to Senator Booker.