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

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

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