Model Policies — Gas tax

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California Additional $100 million per year to Active Transportation Fund

As part of a major increase in the gas tax and transportation revenue, California increased funding to its novel, consolidated Active Transportation Program by $100,000,000 per year. Passed. Read the legislation. Learn more about California's Active Transportation Program in our Success Stories....

Published on 01/25/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Cycling, Walking, Taxes, Vehicle Fees, Dedicated Funding
State: California
Tags: Gas tax, Budget Bill, 2017, RTP, TAP, HSIP


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


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

Florida: Funding Trails Through Conservation and the Ballot Box

Florida’s history of supporting environmental conservation and recreation dates back to the establishment of the Land Acquisition Trust Fund in 1963. Throughout the years, a number of programs have helped support this important trust fund—and today, Florida seeks to build on the success of these...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative
Topic Area: Environment/Sustainability, Taxes
Tags: Bond, 2014

“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