Model Policies — Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

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Minnesota Transportation Policy Encouraging Trail Connectivity

This bill modifies transportation policy, specifically encouraging planning for trails and connectivity, and various finance provisions modified as well as amends the governance of the Metropolitan Council. Committee report to adopt as amended and re-refer to Transportation Finance as of 3/26/2018....

Published on 04/27/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Equity, Dedicated Funding, Safety, Trails, Transit, Transportation, Walking
State: Minnesota
Tags: 2018, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), Special committee

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Delaware Complete Communities Bill

This bill gives local governments the option to enter into an agreement with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to create transit-oriented development districts, called Complete Community Enterprise Districts, for the purposes of promoting economic development. Mixed-use,...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Transit, Cycling, Economic Development, Walking, Safety, Land Use
State: Delaware
Tags: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), 2016

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Washington Budget Bill 2015

The Washington state budget bill for FY 2016 included $2.5 million to support the development of affordable housing opportunities related to equitable transit-oriented development, $3,755,000 for trail development and $35 million total for three different recreational trails programs. Passed (with...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Trails, Equity, Transit, Transportation, Dedicated Funding
State: Washington
Tags: Budget Bill, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), 2015

Success Stories

Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus

The Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus, formed on March 29, 2017, is a bipartisan group of 30-and-counting state-elected officials committed to creating a statewide trails network to connect Ohioans. The Caucus is focused on improving existing trails and ensuring smart planning for future trail...

Published on 04/05/18
Funding Mechanism: Resolution
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Equity, Dedicated Funding, Health, Safety, Trails, Transportation, Walking, Recreation, Land Use
Tags: Special committee, 2017, 2018

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