Model Policies — Minnesota

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Minnesota Transportation Policy Encouraging Trail Connectivity

This bill modifies transportation policy, specifically encouraging planning for trails and connectivity, and various finance provisions modified as well as amends the governance of the Metropolitan Council. Committee report to adopt as amended and re-refer to Transportation Finance as of 3/26/2018....

Published on 04/27/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Equity, Dedicated Funding, Safety, Trails, Transit, Transportation, Walking
State: Minnesota
Tags: 2018, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), Special committee

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Minnesota Active Transportation Program

Establishes an active transportation program (ATP) and allocates certain general sales tax revenue for the fund. Subsequently, the ATP was established in the 2017 Omnibus Transportation Bill, and was funded in 2019 with STP funds in 2019. Read the legislation.

Published on 04/27/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Equity, Dedicated Funding, Health, Safety, Trails, Transportation, Taxes, Walking
State: Minnesota
Tags: 2017, Sales tax

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Minnesota Omnibus Transportation Bill 2017

Requiring the development of a bicycle trail program as well as other trail development activities. Providing several appropriations for trail projects and funding for Safe Routes to Schools as well as establishing an Active Transportation Program. Read the legislation.

Published on 03/20/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Dedicated Funding, Safety, Trails, Transit, Transportation, Walking, Recreation, Land Use
State: Minnesota
Tags: Budget Bill, Safe Routes to School, 2017

Success Stories

Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus

The Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus, formed on March 29, 2017, is a bipartisan group of 30-and-counting state-elected officials committed to creating a statewide trails network to connect Ohioans. The Caucus is focused on improving existing trails and ensuring smart planning for future trail...

Published on 04/05/18
Funding Mechanism: Resolution
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Equity, Dedicated Funding, Health, Safety, Trails, Transportation, Walking, Recreation, Land Use
Tags: Special committee, 2017, 2018

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