Model Policies — Washington

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Washington Transportation Account Changes

The bill makes changes in the formula funding of various transportation accounts and programs, makes policy changes, and also creates the bicycle and pedestrian grant account. An additional bill would be needed to add funding to the account. The House bill, H.B. 2896, has a Senate companion bill,...

Published on 05/18/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Walking, Federal Funding, Dedicated Funding
State: Washington
Tags: 2018

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Washington Budget Bill 2015

The Washington state budget bill for FY 2016 included $2.5 million to support the development of affordable housing opportunities related to equitable transit-oriented development, $3,755,000 for trail development and $35 million total for three different recreational trails programs. Passed (with...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Trails, Equity, Transit, Transportation, Dedicated Funding
State: Washington
Tags: Budget Bill, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), 2015

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