WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has defeated the third effort in less than two months to eliminate federal transportation funding for bike paths, walking trails and other transportation enhancement projects.Sixty senators voted Tuesday against an amendment by Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul forbidding the government from spending any money on enhancement projects and re-directing funds to bridge repairs.Paul said he wanted to take money from beautification and put it into bridges.There are actually 12 categories of projects that qualify for money under the program; landscaping and scenic beautification is one of them.States use about half of the aid for bike and walking trails. Bicycle groups were asking their members to contact their senators and ask them to vote against the measure.



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