Yesterday, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon introduced H.R. 4722, the Active Community Transportation Act of 2010 (or ACT Act) in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The bill would establish a competitive active transportation investment fund to invest in walking and bicycling improvements in communities around the country.
If the $2 billion act is passed, the U.S. Department of Transportation will administer a competitive fund, which will invest in communities that best make the case for resources to shift large numbers of trips from driving to walking and bicycling.
Want to know more? Here's a fact sheet the national Rails to Trails Conservancy put together on the ACT Act.