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West Virginia Gas Tax Increase

Providing for 3-cent tax increase on sale of fuel when cost is less than $2 per gallon. According to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy analysis, West Virginia's constitutional and statutory restrictions may restrict the use of gas taxes for on-road bicycle facilities. Not passed. Read the legislation.

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Taxes
State: West Virginia
Tags: Gas tax, 2016

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Washington Additive Transportation Funding

Part of a transportation appropriations bill: $1.75 million of the multimodal transportation account–state appropriation and $5.3 million of the motor vehicle account (federal appropriation) are provided solely for newly selected safe routes to schools projects. Passed (with exceptions not related...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Transit, Cycling, Walking, Dedicated Funding
State: Washington
Tags: Budget Bill, 2015, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets,

Success Stories

Ohio - Local (Oxford Area) Trails Levy

Oxford, Ohio (location of Miami University) passes tax levy to build 12-mile trail system. Read more about the process of getting this initiative on the ballot. The City of Oxford, Ohio passed a property tax levy on May 8, 2018 to fund the construction of its planned 12-mile multi-use trail...

Published on 03/20/18
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative, Local Policy
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Health, Trails, Transportation, Recreation, Walking
Tags: Local option, Property tax

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