Act Now to Save Historic Preservation Funding for Your Community

Posted on: September 13th, 2011 by National Trust for Historic Preservation 1 Comment
James River Scenic Backway, North Dakota. (Photo: Agency MABU/Annette Tait, courtesy of National  Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse, www.enhancements.org)

James River Scenic Backway, North Dakota. (Photo: Agency MABU/Annette Tait, courtesy of National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse, www.enhancements.org)

The US Senate will vote soon on an extension of the existing transportation program (SAFETEA-LU).  It is likely a harmful amendment will be offered that would eliminate dedicated funding for the Transportation Enhancements (TE) program. This is unacceptable. The TE program is the largest single source of federal funding for historic preservation, and any change to dedicated funding would be devastating to preservation efforts across the country.

Transportation Enhancements is a long-standing and proven program that creates jobs, improves the quality of life, capitalizes on existing historic resources, and protects the environment. Eliminating dedicated funding would seriously jeopardize historic bridges and roads, scenic and historic highway programs, and historic downtown streetscape revitalization.

Your action is needed immediately!  Please contact your US Senators TODAY and ask him/her to vote NO on any amendment eliminating transportation enhancements.

Please visit Preservation Nation for more information on the importance of the Transportation Enhancements program.

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  1. PreservationNation » Transportation Enhancements Funding Saved in the Senate

    September 19, 2011

    […] Last week, we posted a call for action to help save the Transportation Enhancements (TE) Program. We are pleased to share that for now, funding for TE remains intact. […]