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  • Feb 1st deadline - Recreational Trail Project - write your senator -- Via Emai - easy

    Recreational Trails Program


    In early February, the Senate will debate and vote on the legislation
    that funds the Recreational Trails Program. Literally millions of
    Americans have benefited from the trails for motorized and
    non-motorized recreation that have been developed and maintained in
    every state of the union through this program.

    For those of us who enjoy trail-based recreation, be it on hiking,
    biking, ATV, off-highway motorcycles, snowmobile, equestrian,
    cross-county skiing or any other type of trail, this is one of the
    most crucial issues that the Senate will act upon this year which
    directly affects you!

    Write to your Senators today! Tell your Senators that you support
    funding for the Recreational Trails Program and that they should
    support the SAFETEA legislation.

    Let your Senators know that you support investing money from taxes on
    gasoline being used in off-highway vehicles to improve the safety,
    construction and maintenance of recreational trails through the
    Recreational Trails Program.



    <http://www.arra-access.com/campaign/...e6inngzzj5kn6n>

    Send a letter to the following decision maker(s):
    Your Senators

    Below is the sample letter:

    Subject: Support the Recreational Trails Program

    Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],

    In early February, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient
    Transportation Equity Act of 2003, (SAFETEA) will be debated on the
    Senate floor. There is a provision in this legislation that I have a
    particular interest in and that is the Recreational Trails Program
    (RTP).

    The RTP was established in 1991 as a part of ISTEA and improved
    through TEA-21. This program utilizes a portion of the federal tax
    receipts attributable to off-highway recreational activities
    including ATV riding, motorcycling, snowmobiling and 4x4s for
    purposes of maintaining and improving recreational trails throughout
    the country. Since its inception, literally millions of Americans
    have benefited from the recreational trails that have been developed
    and maintained in every state of the union with monies from this
    program. And, it is important to note that these trails are developed
    for both motorized and non-motorized recreation.

    The Federal Highway Administration's most recent estimate of the
    amount of tax revenue generated by off-highway recreational
    activities is $286 million annually. The SAFETEA legislation has
    proposed that just 21% of this revenue contributed by off-highway
    recreationists be devoted to the RTP program. Because of the
    importance of this program and the fact that every year more and more
    Americans seek to use recreational trails for a variety of
    activities, I believe that a more appropriate figure should be 50% of
    the $286 million annual revenue figure. Investing more revenue from
    off-highway generated taxes to improve the safety of such activities
    by constructing and maintaining recreational trails is an appropriate
    use of these monies.

    Sincerely,



    <http://www.arra-access.com/campaign/...e6inngzzj5kn6n>
    Take Action!

    Instructions:
    <http://www.arra-access.com/campaign/...e6inngzzj5kn6n>Click
    here to take action on this issue


    Tell-A-Friend:
    Visit the web address below to tell your friends to write to their
    Senators today asking them to support funding for the Recreational
    Trails Program.
    <http://www.arra-access.com/campaign/...e6inngzzj5kn6n>
    Tell-a-Friend!


    What's At Stake:

    In early February, the Senate will debate and vote on the legislation
    that funds the Recreational Trails Program. Literally millions of
    Americans have benefited from the trails for motorized and
    non-motorized recreation that have been developed and maintained in
    every state of the union through this program.

    For those of us who enjoy trail-based recreation, be it on hiking,
    biking, ATV, off-highway motorcycles, snowmobile, equestrian,
    cross-county skiing or any other type of trail, this is one of the
    most crucial issues that the Senate will act upon this year which
    directly affects you!

    Tell your Senators that you support funding for the Recreational
    Trails Program and that they should support the SAFETEA legislation.

    Let your Senators know that you support investing money from taxes on
    gasoline being used in off-highway vehicles to improve the safety,
    construction and maintenance of recreational trails through the
    Recreational Trails Program.


    Campaign Expiration Date:
    February 1, 2004


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