The argument continues behind the scenes as to whether federal funds should continue to be spent on transportation ‘enhancements,’ such as pedestrian safety, bicycle trails, landscaping and historic preservation.

Currently states and metropolitan planning organizations are required to fund enhancements. House Transportation Committee Chair John Mica
says though that they won’t be included in the long-term (transportation) funding bill he expects to produce this fall. ‘Planetizen’ has the whole story.

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