Model Policies — Budget Bill

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Maryland Bikeways Network Program Funding Increase

The Maryland Bikeways program, a competitive grant program providing funds for local communities to build bicycle infrastructure, has remained around $2.5-3 million per year since it started in 2012. This bill, HB 1281 and companion bill SB 787, increases funding for the program. The bill would add...

Published on 02/22/19
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Dedicated Funding, Safety, Transportation, Trails
State: Maryland
Tags: Budget Bill, 2019

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Minnesota Omnibus Transportation Bill 2017

Requiring the development of a bicycle trail program as well as other trail development activities. Providing several appropriations for trail projects and funding for Safe Routes to Schools as well as establishing an Active Transportation Program. Read the legislation.

Published on 03/20/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Dedicated Funding, Safety, Trails, Transit, Transportation, Walking, Recreation, Land Use
State: Minnesota
Tags: Budget Bill, Safe Routes to School, 2017

Success Stories

“Complete Communities” Law Creates Unique Collaboration Between Local Governments and Delaware DOT

On May 5, 2016, the Delaware General Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 130—the Complete Communities bill—which takes a unique policy approach whereby the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and local communities work together to create more bikeable, walkable communities around...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill, Executive/Agency Action
Topic Area: Transportation, Cycling, Walking, Transit, Economic Development
Tags: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), 2016

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