Florida RTP in Jeopardy - Immediate Action Requested
Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber in Florida,
This comes to us from the Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT).
Since the notice has to come from the Governor, BRC is asking our members in Florida to contact the Governor and ask him NOT to opt out of the RTP. (See talking points below).
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
As always, please call or email if you have any questions or need additional information.
Thanks in advance for taking action!
The Honorable Rick Scott
Dear Governor Scott,
I am writing to urge Florida not to 'opt-out' of the Recreational Trails Program.
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds the development and maintenance of recreational trails and facilities for motorized and non-motorized uses including hiking, bicycling, equestrian use, dirt bike riding, ATV riding, and other recreational uses. The program derives its funding from only a portion (less than 50%) of the Federal gas taxes collected at the pump when off-highway recreation enthusiasts fill up their machines. The RTP is based on the user-pay, user-benefit philosophy as taxes collected on fuel used on trails benefit trails.
Key Reasons for Florida NOT to Opt Out of the Recreational Trails Program
RTP is a flexible, responsive, proven program that leverages additional support from other sources for
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