Model Policies — Dedicated Funding

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Washington Statewide Transportation Funding Package

The Washington State Legislature creates a comprehensive funding package to fund a backlog of needed infrastructure projects and a plan to complete new projects. Funding, derived primarily from an increase in the per-gallon gas tax, will go toward roads, bridges, public transit and multimodal...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Walking, Dedicated Funding, Transportation, Taxes, Trails
State: Washington
Tags: 2015, Gas tax

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California 2016 Budget With Active Transportation Program Funding

2016 Budget Bill, including $165 million Active Transportation Program (ATP) within state department of transportation for local assistance and capital outlay, from State Highway Account and Federal Trust Fund. Passed. Read the legislation. See our Success Story about the establishment of...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Cycling, Walking, Trails, Dedicated Funding
State: California
Tags: Budget Bill, 2016

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Washington Additive Transportation Funding

Part of a transportation appropriations bill: $1.75 million of the multimodal transportation account–state appropriation and $5.3 million of the motor vehicle account (federal appropriation) are provided solely for newly selected safe routes to schools projects. Passed (with exceptions not related...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Transit, Cycling, Walking, Dedicated Funding
State: Washington
Tags: Budget Bill, 2015, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets,

Success Stories — Dedicated Funding

Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus

The Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus, formed on March 29, 2017, is a bipartisan group of over 40 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 networks. The...

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

Clean Ohio: Bond Initiative Creates Hundreds of Millions for Trails, Conservation

First approved by voters in 2000, the Clean Ohio Fund is a $400 million state bond initiative that restores, protects and connects Ohio’s natural and urban places by preserving open space and farmland, improving outdoor recreation and attracting investment and economic development. The program,...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative, Constitutional Amendment
Topic Area: Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Trails, Dedicated Funding
Tags: Bond, 2000, 2008

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