Model Policies

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Minnesota Transportation Bill With Active Transportation Funding

This Senate version of the transportation bill (vs. HF4) would provide dedicated funds for bike/ped infrastructure of $39 million/year in metro area (10 percent of metro sales tax) and $22 million/year in Greater Minnesota ($16 million/year from federal National Highway Performance Program and $6...

Published on 12/17/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Taxes, Cycling, Walking, Transit, Vehicle Fees, Dedicated Funding, Federal Funding
State: Minnesota
Tags: 2016, Budget Bill, Sales tax

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New Jersey Gas Tax Increase

Twenty-three-cent gas tax hike to increase revenue to Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) paired with reduced sales tax, estate tax elimination, earned income tax credits and income tax relief for retirees. According to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy analysis, bicycling and walking are eligible under TTF...

Published on 12/17/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Taxes
State: New Jersey
Tags: Gas tax, 2016

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