Model Policies — 2015

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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

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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...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Taxes
State: Georgia
Tags: Local option, Special committee, Gas tax, 2015

Success Stories

Ohio - Local (Oxford Area) Trails Levy

Oxford, Ohio (location of Miami University) passes tax levy to build 12-mile trail system. Read more about the process of getting this initiative on the ballot. The City of Oxford, Ohio passed a property tax levy on May 8, 2018 to fund the construction of its planned 12-mile multi-use trail...

Published on 03/20/18
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative, Local Policy
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Health, Trails, Transportation, Recreation, Walking
Tags: Local option, Property tax

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