Model Policies — Gas tax

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New Jersey Gas Tax Increase

Twenty-three-cent gas tax hike to increase revenue to Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) paired with reduced sales tax, estate tax elimination, earned income tax credits and income tax relief for retirees. According to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy analysis, bicycling and walking are eligible under TTF...

Published on 12/17/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Taxes
State: New Jersey
Tags: Gas tax, 2016

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