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

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

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