Model Policies — Local option

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California: Los Angeles County Transportation Funding Tax

Los Angeles County Measure M sales tax for transportation—primarily transit—includes funding for trails, bicycle paths and sidewalks. Approved by required two-thirds of voters. Learn more from the campaign site and our blog post.

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Local Policy
Topic Area: Transportation, Transit, Cycling, Trails, Walking, Taxes, Dedicated Funding
State: California
Tags: Sales tax, 2016, Local option

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Georgia Tax Reform, Gas Tax and Local Option Bill

Tax reform bill, including provisions to increase the gas tax and provide a local option for communities to increase their own taxes for transportation. According to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy analysis, Georgia's constitutional and statutory restrictions may allow gas taxes to be used for some...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Taxes
State: Georgia
Tags: Local option, Special committee, Gas tax, 2015

Success Stories

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