Model Policies — California

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California: Los Angeles County Transportation Funding Tax

Los Angeles County Measure M sales tax for transportation—primarily transit—includes funding for trails, bicycle paths and sidewalks. Approved by required two-thirds of voters. Learn more from the campaign site and our blog post.

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Local Policy
Topic Area: Transportation, Transit, Cycling, Trails, Walking, Taxes, Dedicated Funding
State: California
Tags: Sales tax, 2016, Local option

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

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