Urgent Action Needed to Fund Recreational Trails Program!
Published on April 11, 2011 in General Announcements, Legislative Affairs, News & Updates
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SAM members need to contact their U.S. Congressman and ask that they support the Recreational Trail Program (RTP). Losing RTP would be disastrous to the clubs that use the program to purchase grooming equipment and fund other projects that improve trails in our community. Remember, a portion of the gas tax you pay while recreating on a snowmobile is returned to our state for trail projects, via RTP. That may go away.

American Trails urges organizations of every size and interest to become a supporter of the Recreational Trails Program. Every state and every trail activity benefits from the RTP and we need your support!

A bi-partisan “Dear Colleague” letter is being circulated by Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI) and Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) to ask Members of the House of Representatives to include funding for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) in the upcoming Transportation Reauthorization Bill which is now being written by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. We need your help to encourage your Member of the U.S. House of Representatives to sign the “Dear Colleague” letter.

Urgent action is needed by April 14, 2011: Please ask your Member of the U.S. House of Representatives to sign on to Rep. Petri’s and Michaud’s “Dear Colleague” letter supporting the continuation of the RTP in the upcoming surface transportation bill, by April 14, 2011, when the letter will close. Follow this link to find your Representative.


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