Model Policies — 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

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California Complete Streets for Disadvantaged Communities Bill

Would require the state department of transportation to increase the annual number of Complete Streets projects undertaken by the department by 20 percent and increase accessibility for low-income and disadvantaged communities by increasing multimodal transportation proximity to employment, jobs,...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Executive/Agency Action
Topic Area: Transportation, Equity, Transit, Walking, Cycling
State: California
Tags: Complete Streets, 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