Model Policies — Taxes

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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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New Jersey Gas Tax Increase

Twenty-three-cent gas tax hike to increase revenue to Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) paired with reduced sales tax, estate tax elimination, earned income tax credits and income tax relief for retirees. According to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy analysis, bicycling and walking are eligible under TTF...

Published on 12/17/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Taxes
State: New Jersey
Tags: Gas tax, 2016

Success Stories — Taxes

Florida: Funding Trails Through Conservation and the Ballot Box

Florida’s history of supporting environmental conservation and recreation dates back to the establishment of the Land Acquisition Trust Fund in 1963. Throughout the years, a number of programs have helped support this important trust fund—and today, Florida seeks to build on the success of these...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative
Topic Area: Environment/Sustainability, Taxes
Tags: Bond, 2014

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