The House and Senate are on the cusp of finally striking a deal on the transportation bill. But we’ve heard alarming news that some of the good provisions you’ve helped us win that would make everyone safer, give us more transportation options and repair our roads, bridges and transit systems could be sacrificed just to get a deal done.
Enter your zip code and click submit below to locate your legislators' names and their direct phone numbers. Use this script below and leave your message with the person who answers the phone.
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [PLACE]. I’m calling to ask [SENATOR] to stand up for three important provisions in the transportation bill being negotiated right now. Can you pass on this message?
1) Please preserve the Cardin-Cochran provision and dedicated funding in Senate bill that helps communities make walking and biking safer and prevent hundreds or thousands more preventable deaths. More than 50,000 pedestrians have died on our country’s roads since the year 2000 — this small bit of money provided in the Senate bill could help save very real lives.
2) Please defend and preserve the Senate’s strong plan to make sure we repair our roads and bridges. With 69,000 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S., we need the focus on repair to help reduce this backlog.
3) Please don’t roll back important the protections that guarantee public input to ensure big projects don’t do irreparable damage to our neighborhoods, health and environment.
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