RIVER OF GRASS GREENWAY
JULY 12, 2011.Funding for bicycling, walking and trails through our nations next Transportation Bill remains in serious jeopardy. Some powerful lawmakers have decried expenditures on bike lanes and trails as "frivolous".
U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart could be the key to keeping the funds intact. Thanks to his position on the crucial Transportation Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart from the Miami-Dade region helps hold the purse strings to the transportation bill.
He needs to hear from south Floridians.
THANK YOU, COLLIER MPO and FDOT!
FDOT has adopted a work program for 2011/12 that includes a $3 million feasibility study for a 16-mile segment of ROGG ("ROGG-west", between CR 92 and SR 29). In December, this program was approved by the Collier County MPO.
Also included in the FDOT work program is the construction of 4-ft shoulders in ROGG-central, between SR 29 and the Dade County line.