Model Policies — Budget Bill
Omnibus appropriations bill for FY 2016-17 includes $1.9 million for National Recreational Trails. Read the legislation.
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...
Ohio Capital Reappropriations Bill
SB 260 (2016). Capital reappropriations for FY 2017 and FY 2018: $100,000 shall be used for the Mudbrook Trail and Greenway Project; $100,000 shall be used for the Ohio to Erie Trail; $60,000 shall be used for the Josiah Hedges Park Trail of Tiffin; $45,000 shall be used for the Bruce L. Chapin...
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...
Trail Users Help Kill Anti-Bike/Ped Bill in Tennessee
Thanks to the grassroots mobilization of thousands of cyclists and trail users in Spring 2016, legislation that could have had negative repercussions for active transportation around the country officially died with the close of the Tennessee General Assembly’s annual session. Rails-to-Trails...