Model Policies — Local option
As part of a 6 cent gas tax increase, $100 million goes to municipal governments, with 1% of that designated for multimodal projects. Enacted. Read SB 0534 here.
Washington Parking Tax for Transportation Funding
Allows a city, county or transportation district to impose a tax on the provision of nonresidential parking facilities. Revenue must be used for transportation purposes. Passed. Read the legislation.
Alabama Fuel Tax and Vehicle Fee
Fuel tax and vehicle fee increase with portion of revenue to counties and municipalities; local option gas tax authorized. Did not pass. According to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy analysis, Alabama gas taxes are restricted to highway uses, but may allow for some on-road bicycle facilities. Local...
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...
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...