Friday, January 8, 2016
Bike Share Transit Act IntroducedGood news for communities like Fairfax County how are beginning to implement bikesharing. From the League of American Bicyclists, posted on Jan. 7:
Some bikeshare systems have already utilized federal funding sources, like Fort Worth BCycle which has used Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds. The Bikeshare Transit Act makes this federal funding easier by:
- Allowing bicycles to be funded by FTA funds, and
- Making it clear that bikeshare projects and associated equipment are eligible for federal transit funds and FHWA Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement funds.