Model Policies — Royalties

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Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) program provides a source of funding, derived from royalties on the sale and lease of state-owned mineral rights, for the public acquisition of lands for resource protection and public outdoor recreation. Passed in 1984 and amended several times....

Published on 12/17/16
Funding Mechanism: Constitutional Amendment
Topic Area: Trails, Parks, Dedicated Funding, Recreation
State: Michigan
Tags: 2002, Royalties

Success Stories

Ohio - Local (Oxford Area) Trails Levy

Oxford, Ohio (location of Miami University) passes tax levy to build 12-mile trail system. Read more about the process of getting this initiative on the ballot. The City of Oxford, Ohio passed a property tax levy on May 8, 2018 to fund the construction of its planned 12-mile multi-use trail...

Published on 03/20/18
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative, Local Policy
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Health, Trails, Transportation, Recreation, Walking
Tags: Local option, Property tax

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