This bill would allow Governors to declare a "transportation facility" to be in a state of emergency and subsequently use all of its state highway funds for that project. This would allow Governors to de-fund nearly the entire Federal-Aid Highway program at their own discretion. Not only the RTP, but the full Surface Transportation Program is directly threatened.RTP is a "user-pay/user-benefit" program created to return a modest portion of the fuel taxes paid by off-highway vehicle owners to state trails programs. This program is a benefit to recreationists who use the trails system. RTP is also responsible for only 0.2 percent of the overall funding of the highway program.In an article in the American Motorcyclist magazine by AMA President and CEO, Rob Dingman, he stated, "If a user fee is diverted away from its intended purpose it becomes a tax increase on that user."