Transportation Enhancements Funding Saved in the Senate

Posted on: September 19th, 2011 by National Trust for Historic Preservation 2 Comments
Double oony truss bridge, James River Scenic Backway, North Dakota. (Photo: Agency MABU/Annette Tait, courtesy of National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse, www.enhancements.org)

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

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.

On September 15, a six-month extension of the transportation program (SAFETEA-LU) passed without a harmful amendment that would have stripped the TE program of its dedicated funding.

While this is excellent news, we must remain vigilant as future threats are likely. Congress will negotiate the long-term reauthorization of the TE program in the next six months. We will be asking for your help in communicating to your Members how important this program is to your state.

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