Model Policies — Gas tax

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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

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Pennsylvania Act 89 Transportation Funding

Pennsylvania passed a transportation funding bill in 2013, increasing transportation revenue by $2.3 billion per year. The funding goes toward state and local roads and bridges, public transportation, and active transportation. The bill sets a minimum of $2 million to be spent on bicycle and...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Trails, Cycling, Walking, Transit, Taxes, Dedicated Funding, Vehicle Fees
State: Pennsylvania
Tags: Gas tax, 2013

Success Stories

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

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