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February 14, 2012 at 2:13 PM #690
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The transportation battle continues at the federal level. The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) one of the most important programs for dirt bike trails in the nation, is in jeopardy. The funding for RTP comes from the federal gas tax that you pay at the pump when you fill up your dirt bike or ATV for riding. Part of the agreement is that the government will not have to refund the users for gas tax money collected and not used on the highways in return for the money to go to funding of trails for us to use.

The transportation bill in the Senate is called MAP-21. This bill removes the dedicated funding for RTP. Our own Senator Klobuchar is putting forth an amendment to change MAP-21 to re-dedicate the funding for RTP. Please send her a Thank You note letter her know you appreciate her efforts on our behalf. To contact Sen Klobuchar, go to: http://klobuchar.senate.gov/emailamy.cfm and choose the option for ‘opinion or question on an issue’.

What does RTP mean for us? The funding for the program was used to purchase the land for the Gilbert OHV Park. The money is also being used to purchase land for the Houston MN OHV riding area. There are many other examples of the funds being used across the state to create or maintain OHV riding areas through bridges, acquisitions, boardwalks, retaining walls, etc. It is the single biggest source of funding for MN motorized trails.

February 15, 2012 at 2:52 PM #702
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Done.
Thanks Karen, for the reminder and the link for Sen. Klobuchar.

Matt

February 23, 2012 at 3:36 PM #730
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Thanks, Matt! Too often, we only send negative comments to our legislators. A few good words goes a long way towards positive support in the future!

March 1, 2012 at 8:57 AM #742
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I did my duty yesterday. It is ssssoooooo easy to send a thank you to Amy. She’s done a whole lot of good for MN.

March 14, 2012 at 6:55 AM #797
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Know that Amy is still in there fighting for RTP. It’s definitely not over yet. Throw her some luv if you get the chance via this ARRA link. http://www.arra-access.com/site/PageServer

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