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Groundbreaking Congressional ACTion: "Active Community Transportation Act of 2010" Introduced in the House

Please Speak Up for Critical Legislation for Trails, Walking and Bicycling, Below

After years of organizing supporters around the country, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is excited to announce that on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) introduced H.R. 4722, the "Active Community Transportation Act of 2010" (ACT Act), on the floor of the House of Representatives!

The ACT Act is the direct result of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s (RTC) Campaign for Active Transportation. The Act would create a $2 billion program to fund dozens of communities around the country to improve their trail, walking and biking networks. If this bill is enacted, communities around the country will receive the resources to better allow Americans to walk and bike to the places you live, work, play, shop and learn.

To learn more about the ACT Act before taking action below, see our ACT Act background page.

This legislation has been co-sponsored by the following representatives:

  • Tammy Baldwin (Wis.)
  • Earl Blumenauer (Ore.)
  • Michael Capuano (Mass.)
  • Russ Carnahan (Mo.)
  • Steve Cohen (Tenn.)
  • Susan Davis (Cal.)
  • William Delahunt (Mass.)
  • Michael Doyle (Penn.)
  • Bob Filner (Cal.)
  • Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz.)
  • Raul Grijalva (Ariz.)
  • Luis Gutierrez (Ill.)
  • Steve Kagen (Wis.)
  • Barbara Lee (Cal.)
  • Daniel Lipinski (Ill.)
  • Edward Markey (Mass.)
  • James McGovern (Mass.)
  • George Miller (Cal.)
  • Dennis Moore (Ks.)
  • James Moran (Va.)
  • Tim Ryan (Ohio)
  • Allyson Schwartz (Pa.)
  • Albio Sires (N.J.)
  • Fortney Stark (Cal.)
  • Mike Thompson (Cal.)
  • Chris Van Hollen (Md.)
  • Anthony Weiner (N.Y.)
  • Lynn Woolsey (Cal.)

If your representative is listed above, please sign the thank-you note below. Feel free to add a comment. 

If your representative is not listed above, please encourage him or her to co-sponsor the ACT Act now.

Don't know who your U.S. representative is? Use the zip-code tool in the upper-left corner of—it's easy!

Thank you.


Dear Representative,

Thank you for co-sponsoring H.R. 4722, the Active Community Transportation Act of 2010. This legislation will help transform dozens of communities around the country into livable, healthy, safe, and affordable places in which to live, work, shop, play and learn.

I believe that you will ultimately see this as one of the highlights of your time in Congress.



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