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

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