On February 21, we sent an Action Alert encouraging byway leaders and stakeholders to contact their members of Congress and request their support to clarify that Transportation Alternative Program funds may be used for byway projects.
In February, Federal transportation funding was projected to run out in May. In late May, President Obama signed into law an extension of highway funding through the end of July.
Congress continues to work on a long-term solution. And, we continue to encourage you to offer your ideas about what improvements should be made in the National Scenic Byways Program. It is simpler for Congress to include your ideas now, rather than add them to a bill later in the legislative process.
Now is the time to let your members know your views. You don't need to travel to Washington. Contact your Senators' and Representatives' local offices. Call, write a letter, or email. We have additional information on our website http://www.nsbfoundation.com.