Model Policies

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New Jersey Gas Tax Increase

Twenty-three-cent gas tax hike to increase revenue to Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) paired with reduced sales tax, estate tax elimination, earned income tax credits and income tax relief for retirees. According to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy analysis, bicycling and walking are eligible under TTF...

Published on 12/17/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Taxes
State: New Jersey
Tags: Gas tax, 2016

Success Stories

Clean Ohio: Bond Initiative Creates Hundreds of Millions for Trails, Conservation

First approved by voters in 2000, the Clean Ohio Fund is a $400 million state bond initiative that restores, protects and connects Ohio’s natural and urban places by preserving open space and farmland, improving outdoor recreation and attracting investment and economic development. The program,...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative, Constitutional Amendment
Topic Area: Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Trails, Dedicated Funding
Tags: Bond, 2000, 2008

“Complete Communities” Law Creates Unique Collaboration Between Local Governments and Delaware DOT

On May 5, 2016, the Delaware General Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 130—the Complete Communities bill—which takes a unique policy approach whereby the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and local communities work together to create more bikeable, walkable communities around...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill, Executive/Agency Action
Topic Area: Transportation, Cycling, Walking, Transit, Economic Development
Tags: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), 2016