Model Policies — 2016

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New Mexico Budget Bill

The general fund appropriations to the State Parks Program of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department include $75,000 to support Rio Grande Trail Commission efforts to define viable path routes, mitigate challenges and establish the Rio Grande Trail to run the length of the state from...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Trails, Parks, Safety
State: New Mexico
Tags: Budget Bill, 2016

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West Virginia Gas Tax Increase

Providing for 3-cent tax increase on sale of fuel when cost is less than $2 per gallon. According to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy analysis, West Virginia's constitutional and statutory restrictions may restrict the use of gas taxes for on-road bicycle facilities. Not passed. Read the legislation.

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Taxes
State: West Virginia
Tags: Gas tax, 2016

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