Model Policies — Washington

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Washington Statewide Transportation Funding Package

The Washington State Legislature creates a comprehensive funding package to fund a backlog of needed infrastructure projects and a plan to complete new projects. Funding, derived primarily from an increase in the per-gallon gas tax, will go toward roads, bridges, public transit and multimodal...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Walking, Dedicated Funding, Transportation, Taxes, Trails
State: Washington
Tags: 2015, Gas tax

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Washington Additive Transportation Funding

Part of a transportation appropriations bill: $1.75 million of the multimodal transportation account–state appropriation and $5.3 million of the motor vehicle account (federal appropriation) are provided solely for newly selected safe routes to schools projects. Passed (with exceptions not related...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Transit, Cycling, Walking, Dedicated Funding
State: Washington
Tags: Budget Bill, 2015, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets,

Success Stories

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

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