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California 2016 Budget With Active Transportation Program Funding

2016 Budget Bill, including $165 million Active Transportation Program (ATP) within state department of transportation for local assistance and capital outlay, from State Highway Account and Federal Trust Fund. Passed. Read the legislation. See our Success Story about the establishment of...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Cycling, Walking, Trails, Dedicated Funding
State: California
Tags: Budget Bill, 2016

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Georgia Tax Reform, Gas Tax and Local Option Bill

Tax reform bill, including provisions to increase the gas tax and provide a local option for communities to increase their own taxes for transportation. According to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy analysis, Georgia's constitutional and statutory restrictions may allow gas taxes to be used for some...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Taxes
State: Georgia
Tags: Local option, Special committee, Gas tax, 2015

Success Stories

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

Clean Ohio: Bond Initiative Creates Hundreds of Millions for Trails, Conservation

First approved by voters in 2000, the Clean Ohio Fund is a $400 million state bond initiative that restores, protects and connects Ohio’s natural and urban places by preserving open space and farmland, improving outdoor recreation and attracting investment and economic development. The program,...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative, Constitutional Amendment
Topic Area: Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Trails, Dedicated Funding
Tags: Bond, 2000, 2008