Norton to Participate in Walk to School Day Event at Lincoln Park, Today
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will join District of Columbia students and parents for Walk to School Day today, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 7:30 a.m., in Lincoln Park (13th St. and East Capitol St. SE). Norton, who serves as ranking member of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, is one of the “Big Four” House Transportation leaders who wrote the current five-year surface transportation authorization, the FAST Act, which increased funding for pedestrian projects and created a new non-motorized safety grant to assist and incentivize states to reduce pedestrian deaths.
“Bike to School Day is an annual celebration of a time-honored child-parent tradition,” Norton said. “Today’s event points up the need for localities like the District to use federal funding to invest in infrastructure that ensures safe walkways for pedestrians.”