Senator Blunt's response
I contacted Senators Blunt and McCaskill about the impending attack on bike/ped funding in the senate. Sen. McClaskill has not responded, in fact disappointingly she has never responded to any of my communications to her regarding bike/ped issues. Senator Blunt on the other hand responded positively, and to my surprise it was not a form letter. While some of his letter was about transportation in general, the following excerpts are specific to bike/ped issues:
"...In Missouri and across the country, there is a real and growing concern with the condition of our transportation system. Poor and insufficient infrastructure is taking a significant economic toll costing families and businesses time, money and access to development opportunities. Bicycle infrastructure – which plays an important role both as recreation and alternate form of transportation – is no exception.
"The current Congress has an opportunity to address many concerns such as bicycle infrastructure by passing a surface transportation reauthorization bill..."
Contact Senators Blunt and McCaskill today and let them know you are concerned about bike/ped funding.