Baker’s Dozen Fight for Bikers

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Baker’s Dozen Fight for Bikers

 

 
 
 
 

 

Baker’s Dozen Fight for Biker

 
 
 

 

On Tuesday, 13 members of the House of Representatives sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary of Pete Buttigieg seeking the formation of the Motorcyclist Advisory Council (MAC). As you may remember, the MAC was first established by Congress in 2015 and renewed with passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in 2021.

Unfortunately, despite the requirement that the MAC be established within 90 days after the law is passed, DOT has failed to act. In the past, the MAC has provided a critical forum for policy makers, roadway engineers, and motorcyclists to discuss ways roadway and barrier design, construction and maintenance practices and intelligent transportation systems can better meet the safety needs of the nearly 9 million motorcyclists in this country.

One important part of the reestablished MAC, as outlined in the text of the law, is the expansion of membership seats. The inclusion of manufacturers, motorcyclist rights organizations and safety professionals will provide for a more expansive knowledge base and information sharing on the council. As prescribed in the law, the MAC will be required to submit biennial reports on their findings.

Establishment of the MAC was one of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s priorities during the recent Bikers Inside the Beltway event in D.C. Thank you to Rep. Gallagher for leading the letter and to the 12 other lawmakers listed below for supporting our efforts to seat the MAC.

  •     Rep. Gallagher (WI)
  •     Rep. Carsen (IN)
  •     Rep. Finstad (MN)
  •     Rep. Fitzgerald (WI)
  •     Rep. Fitzpatrick (PA)
  •     Rep. Grothman (WI)
  •     Rep. Lee (NV)
  •     Rep. Norman (SC)
  •     Rep. Stauber (MN)
  •     Rep. Steil (WI)
  •     Rep. Tiffany (WI)
  •     Rep. Van Orden (WI)
  •     Rep. Wilson (SC)

To read the full text of the letter click here.

 
 
 

 

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