I tend to agree that your legislators are somewhat in the dark as to what a good
bike-ped facility is. For example, I gave a lecture the other night in No.
Bennington about Rail-Trails and the economic development , and community benefits
they provide. In the audience was Rep. Pembroke, who I'm told is the major player
on the the Transp. Committee. I think I opened his eyes to a lot of possibilities.
BTW, RTC has instructed me to open an office in Boston and I should be operational
in about 3-4 weeks.
Craig P. Della Penna
New England Representative
P.O. Box 656
Agawam, MA 01001
Anne Lusk wrote:
> Dear All,
> Tony is correct about not being being felt as a presence by the
> Legislature. It was always hard since we would call and request a hearing
> and never hear back. It was also hard since we should have just been sitting
> in the State House to be seen but as volunteers the time commitment was a
> Are there capabilities for the group to hire a lobbyist? I'm always
> ashamed of Vermont for we were once leaders on getting funds and creating
> facilities and in a short amount of time we became one of those states which
> did little or nothing. I know we are building facilities but it is
> significantly slower than other states.
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