Model Policies — Local Policy

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District of Columbia Environmental Impact Bond

In 2016, DC Water (utility) issued Environmental Impact Bonds (EIB) "to fund green infrastructure (GI) projects to capture and infiltrate runoff ... and thereby improve the health of waterways." Several years later, DC Water declared the EIB a success, and noted that EIBs had been issues in other...

Published on 04/12/22
Funding Mechanism: Local Policy
Topic Area: Environment/Sustainability
State: District Of Columbia
Tags: 2016, Bond

Success Stories

Pennsylvania Transportation Bill Means Millions for Trails, Walking and Biking

When Pennsylvania passed a comprehensive transportation bill, Act 89, in 2013, it was a big win for walking and biking in the state. The bill allocates funding for all modes of surface transportation—roads, transit, and yes, even walking and biking. Although trails, walking and biking must...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Transit, Cycling, Walking, Trails, Dedicated Funding, Vehicle Fees, Taxes
Tags: Gas tax, 2013

California’s Active Transportation Program: A Model of Stable, Consolidated Funding

In 2013, California’s Senate Bill 99 created California’s first active transportation program. Earlier in the year, the governor had proposed cuts to active transportation funding. A coalition of advocates—including Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the Coalition for Recreational Trails, the Safe Routes...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Dedicated Funding, Federal Funding, Cycling, Walking, Trails, Transportation
Tags: Safe Routes to School, 2013