Model Policies — Georgia
Creates the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund. Supports and funds state & local parks and trails. Enacted. Read the legislation.
Georgia Coastal Greenway Study
Resolution creating the Joint House and Senate Coastal Greenway Study Committee. Passed. Read the legislation.
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...
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...
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...