Model Policies — Transit

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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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Massachusetts Complete Streets Funding Program

The MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program was created by legislative authorization through the 2014 Transportation Bond Bill with the intent of rewarding municipalities that demonstrate a commitment to embedding Complete Streets in policy and practice. Passed. Read the legislation.

Published on 12/17/16
Funding Mechanism: Executive/Agency Action
Topic Area: Equity, Safety, Health, Transportation, Environment/Sustainability, Economic Development, Cycling, Walking, Transit, Dedicated Funding
State: Massachusetts
Tags: Bond, Local option, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), Complete Streets, 2014

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Minnesota Transportation Bill With Active Transportation Funding

This Senate version of the transportation bill (vs. HF4) would provide dedicated funds for bike/ped infrastructure of $39 million/year in metro area (10 percent of metro sales tax) and $22 million/year in Greater Minnesota ($16 million/year from federal National Highway Performance Program and $6...

Published on 12/17/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Taxes, Cycling, Walking, Transit, Vehicle Fees, Dedicated Funding, Federal Funding
State: Minnesota
Tags: 2016, Budget Bill, Sales tax

Success Stories — Transit

“Complete Communities” Law Creates Unique Collaboration Between Local Governments and Delaware DOT

On May 5, 2016, the Delaware General Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 130—the Complete Communities bill—which takes a unique policy approach whereby the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and local communities work together to create more bikeable, walkable communities around...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill, Executive/Agency Action
Topic Area: Transportation, Cycling, Walking, Transit, Economic Development
Tags: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), 2016

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