Model Policies

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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

“Complete Communities” Law Creates Unique Collaboration Between Local Governments and Delaware DOT

On May 5, 2016, the Delaware General Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 130—the Complete Communities bill—which takes a unique policy approach whereby the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and local communities work together to create more bikeable, walkable communities around...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill, Executive/Agency Action
Topic Area: Transportation, Cycling, Walking, Transit, Economic Development
Tags: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), 2016

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