Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Senate spares bike path programs

The third effort in Congress this year to shut off Transportation Enhancements funding was shot down today before the Senate adopted an overall transportation spending bill for 2012. Sen. Rand Paul, the tea party Republican from Kentucky, had targeted the TE program on grounds the money was being wasted on museums, visitor centers and other roadside frills. Examples he cited, however, turned out to be paid for from other funds, and that drained the steam from his attack. Here's more about it from The Associated Press, and a report on the overall bill from Transportation Nation.

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