Welcome to the Active Transportation Policy Hub

Your source for the latest in state and local funding strategies for trails, biking and walking

Search for State Policy Legislation

There are many ways to fund active transportation—trails, biking and walking—at the state level. Creativity and strong partnerships are central to an effective funding strategy. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Active Transportation Policy Hub is a search tool to empower transportation advocates, legislators, government officials and their staff with information and examples of effective funding models that can be replicated to secure the investments they need locally.

Using the drop-down menus below, search for legislation by state, topic area (relevant funding types such as vehicle fees, transportation, taxes, etc.) and funding mechanism (such as bill, ballot initiative, executive or agency-related action, etc.). If you aren’t sure what to search for, select "all" for any of the categories.

If you are interested in state spending of federal funding, a report for each state is available on the Transportation Alternative Data Exchange (TrADE) website.


Success Stories

Active transportation is funded at the state level through a variety of policy models. Browse the Policy Hub success stories to learn more about some of the victories that RTC has helped secure.

Topic Areas

From gas taxes to park bonds, different state funding sources can be used to support active transportation. Learn more about solutions that may work well in your community.

Funding Mechanisms

Explore different funding strategies for active transportation that are based on bills, ballot initiatives, constitutional amendments, executive or agency-related actions, and local policies.