Fifty-Five US Lawmakers Sign On To End Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

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Fifty congressmen and five senators have signed on to sponsor or cosponsor bills that would end federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. During the past two years, federal, state and local governments spent more than a half million dollars on traffic police checkpoints that target motorcycles only. The AMA believes that […]

Senate Transportation Bill Includes Recreational Trails Program

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Two more committees, House yet to weigh in The transportation bill announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee includes a re-authorization of the Recreational Trails Program, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The Recreational Trails Program is an $85 million initiative that funds motorized recreational trails. The […]

AMA Supporter Tom Petri To Retire From Congress

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Wisconsin Representative Has Served Since 1979 U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.) recently announced that he will not seek reelection. The announcement came during a town meeting at the Neenah, Wis., City Council Chambers. Petri has served in Congress since 1979. The American Motorcyclist Association honored Petri in 2013 as a Supporter of the AMA in […]

Federal Funding Designated To Revamp OHV Trails

Federal Funding Designated To Revamp OHV Trails

Quad riders across the U.S. are in line to see some of their favorite trails revamped thanks to some newly allocated federal funds. The national government has designated up to $82.4 million for use in the Recreational Trails Program in 2014. These funds will go toward upkeep and revitalization of off-highway trails in 49 states, […]

Federal Funding Of Recreational Trails Program Set

Trail Users To Benefit From Federal Funding Of Recreational Trail Program

Trail Users To Benefit From Federal Funding Of Recreational Trails Program Off-highway motorcycle riders and other trail users stand to benefit from up to $82.4 million in federal funding to be apportioned to 49 states in 2014 through the Recreational Trails Program, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Only Florida opted out of the program for […]