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EVERY ADVOCACY WIN
REQUIRES MORE ADVOCACY!
*All photos by Brian Palmer

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hank you to everyone who attended lobby day as part of
the National Bike Summit. I heard from a number of you
about successful meetings. I also spoke with a number of
staffers who shared that they appreciated hearing from the bicycling community about what we see as critical needs around
any potential infrastructure package.
For the lobby day we asked for three things:
* Increased funding for the TIGER program
* Co-Sponsors for HR 4241: The Transportation Access
and System Connectivity Act
* Support for an infrastructure package which promotes:
safety, local control, building and fixing gaps in networks
and building resilient and multimodal infrastructure
Success! In the final budget passed on March 23, Congress

SUMMER 2018

tripled funding for the TIGER program.
Over the last seven years, bicycling and walking has done
well under TIGER. Trail projects have averaged roughly 4.5
percent of TIGER funding compared with the 2 percent of
regular transportation funding. Additionally, complete streets
projects have done extremely well. The 2017 funding included
16 percent for complete streets and 5 percent for bicycling and
walking trails.
US DOT REVISES AND RENAMES TIGER PROGRAM
However, when the U.S. Department of Transportation released the notice of funding for the program there were several
changes to the program. First, they changed the name from
TIGER to BUILD (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage

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http://www.bikeleague.org/content/tiger-grants-announced-good-news-complete-streets-and-trails http://www.bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/NBS18_FactSheet_TIGER.pdf http://www.bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/NBS18_FactSheet_HR4241.pdf http://www.bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/NBS18_FactSheet_HR4241.pdf http://www.bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/NBS18_FactSheet_Infrastructure.pdf

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