Model Policies — 2016

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District of Columbia Environmental Impact Bond

In 2016, DC Water (utility) issued Environmental Impact Bonds (EIB) "to fund green infrastructure (GI) projects to capture and infiltrate runoff ... and thereby improve the health of waterways." Several years later, DC Water declared the EIB a success, and noted that EIBs had been issues in other...

Published on 04/12/22
Funding Mechanism: Local Policy
Topic Area: Environment/Sustainability
State: District Of Columbia
Tags: 2016, Bond

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Vermont Carbon Pollution Tax

Establishing a carbon pollution tax that would promote sustainable transportation measures related to the movement of people and goods that, on a life-cycle basis, will result in a net reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and the consumption of fossil fuels, including public transportation and...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Environment/Sustainability, Dedicated Funding, Health, Transit, Transportation, Taxes, Walking
State: Vermont
Tags: Gas tax, Sales tax, 2016

Success Stories

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