The Final Transportation Bill that came out of the House and Senate compromise will cut Bicycle Program spending (Educational and Infrastructure) by 60-70%. This bill will govern transportation spending through October 2014.
Although it it true that NW Arkansas Representative Steve Womack believes that roads are for cars & trucks only and that bicycling and transportation funding do not go together, he did attend the Razorback Greenway groundbreaking June2012.
Womack's June 29, 2012 newsletter article on the bill simply stated that the bill "gives states funding for biking and walking trails as well as flexibility towards funding safety programs if they choose to do so". Perhaps since the amount of money devoted to the pool of options that now includes bicycle education and bicycle transportation planning is signigicantly smaller, and he personally witnessed the enthusiasm towards the Razorback Greenway of which he so strongly opposed funding, he is content to not editorialize on bicycle transportation spending. Choose the "Read More" link to understand more about lobbying Steve Womack on transportation issues.