Model Policies — Dedicated Funding

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California Active Transportation Fund

Creates the Active Transportation Program, consolidating the state's federal and state active transportation funding in one place to provide a stable, significant source of funding. Passed. Learn more from our Success Story. Read the legislation.

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Dedicated Funding, Federal Funding, Transportation, Trails, Cycling, Walking
State: California
Tags: Safe Routes to School, 2013, RTP, Budget Bill, TAP, HSIP

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Pennsylvania Act 89 Transportation Funding

Pennsylvania passed a transportation funding bill in 2013, increasing transportation revenue by $2.3 billion per year. The funding goes toward state and local roads and bridges, public transportation, and active transportation. The bill sets a minimum of $2 million to be spent on bicycle and...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Trails, Cycling, Walking, Transit, Taxes, Dedicated Funding, Vehicle Fees
State: Pennsylvania
Tags: Gas tax, 2013

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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

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