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LaHood to Bike To Work on Monday
Friday, June 03, 2011 - 02:45 PM
From the annals of "better late..." Even though May was "bike-to-work" month, apparently that happens in June at the DOT.
This in from the US DOT:
"On Monday, June 6, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will bike to work with a group of DOT employees. The route will begin at the Washington Monument, and will end at DOT headquarters. The group will stop briefly at the Capital Bikeshare operations warehouse during the trip.
[U.S. DOT headquarters are a bit set-off, in Washington's S.E.]
"At a time of record high gas prices, the ride will highlight DOT’s commitment to providing Americans with convenient, affordable, and healthy transportation options. Last year, DOT formulated key recommendations for state DOTs and communities to integrate the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians in federally-funded road projects. Through the TIGER program, DOT funded major projects across the country that allow Americans to safely and conveniently get where they need to go on a bike or on foot. In May 2010, DOT gave its employees a new bicycle commuting benefit that allows bicyclists to receive reimbursement for qualified commuting costs similar to that provided to employees who take public transportation to and from work."