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Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative

Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative; 1/3 of state tax on real estate transfers set aside for conservation measures, including creation of trails. Bill and ballot initiative passed. Read about the ballot initiative and other Florida trail project funding in our blog post. Learn more from...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative
Topic Area: Environment/Sustainability, Trails, Taxes
State: Florida
Tags: 2014

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

Florida: Funding Trails Through Conservation and the Ballot Box

Florida’s history of supporting environmental conservation and recreation dates back to the establishment of the Land Acquisition Trust Fund in 1963. Throughout the years, a number of programs have helped support this important trust fund—and today, Florida seeks to build on the success of these...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative
Topic Area: Environment/Sustainability, Taxes
Tags: Bond, 2014