Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Action Center

Tell Your State Rep: Hands off Trails

Mr. Moul's group of legislators -who call themselves the “Taxpayer Caucus- are proposing raiding transportation and conservation funds that support trail construction in your area. These trails are in various stages of completion. Many have already secured initial funds that leverage federal, county, local and/or foundation funds. These matching funds would be at risk of being lost along with the state funds that would be raided, leading to stalled or cancelled projects, as well as job losses.

During 2016, the five counties in Southeastern PA received over $33 million in grants for trail and bicycle/pedestrian projects from Pennsylvania's Multimodal and Conservation Program funds.  These funds are at risk of being diverted to cover the state's budget if the Legislature approves a House Republican proposal next week and would jeopardize any future funding for projects such as these.  

Below is a list of the legislators who are apparently considering voting with the “Taxpayer Caucus,” and the Circuit Trails in each of their districts.

Becky Corbin (155th):

Devault Line

Schuylkill River Trail

Struble Trail Extension

Proximate to Chester Valley Trail

Michael Corr (150th)

Powerline Trail

Perkiomen Trail

Susan Helm (104th)

Capital Area Greenbelt

Tim Hennessey (26th)

Chester Valley Trail Extension to Altglen/County Line

Struble Trail Extension

Schuylkill River Trail Phase 2: Pottstown

Warren Kampf (157th)

Warner Spur

Paoli Chester Valley Trail Connector

Devault Line

Schuylkill River Trail Towpath (Phoenixville)

Chester Valley Trail

Scott Petri (178th)

Newtown Branch Trail

202 Trail: Doylestown to New Hope

Neshaminy Creek Trail

D&L Canal Towpath

Marguerite Quinn (143rd)

202 Trail: Doylestown to New Hope

Neshaminy Creek Trail

D&L Canal Towpath

Eric Roe (158th)

Brandywine Trail

Chester Valley Trail Phase 4b

Todd Stephens (151st)

Powerline Trail Extension

Proximate to Pennypack Trail

Marcy Toepel (147th)

Perkiomen Trail

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