Support the Recreational Trails Program!

Send a Tweet to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, and the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary in support of RTP 

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) will join U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Wednesday in answering questions on Twitter about the next surface transportation reauthorization.  As you know, the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is authorized by this legislation, so this is a great opportunity to highlight your support for RTP. 

If you have a twitter account, send a tweet using the hashtag #StuckInTraffic to submit questions or just to voice your support for RTP. You can send the tweet at any time today (2/10) or tomorrow (2/11) before noon

Please feel free to send the sample tweet below.  While it doesn’t ask a question, it is important for these decision makers to understand the breadth of support for this program. 

Sample tweet: 

Off-highway vehicle enthusiasts pay at the pump. Continue to fund RTP to protect our investment in trails for all users. #StuckInTraffic 

Send a Tweet Now

If you don’t have a twitter account, please visit to create one now!  More and more Members of Congress, Executive Officials, and agencies are using Twitter to communicate with the public, and it is imperative that the responsible recreation community engages this way as well.  You can bet that those who would like to see recreational access limited are availing themselves of this tool.  Let’s not get left behind. 

Chairman Shuster and Secretary Foxx will answer as many questions as possible beginning at approximately12:00 noon (EST) on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from the Committee’s Twitter account @Transport and the Secretary’s account @SecretaryFoxx.


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