Cap-and-Trade Spending Plan Includes $10 Million for ATP!

UPDATE 9/2/16: Read our joint statement about the great news, on behalf of the Coalition for Active Transportation Leadership)

We are excited to announce that a deal has been struck on how to spend revenue from the cap-and-trade program this year, and for the first time, a portion of the revenue will go into the ATP! In the Governor’s press release, announced yesterday, the deal includes $10 million for the Active Transportation Program. While not as much as we had been hoping for, it is a significant step for active transportation projects to receive funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). Currently, active transportation projects are eligible under the Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC), but that grant program is primarily for housing projects with active transportation components added on as amenities or for infrastructure around the building site. There had been proposals to create a new Low Carbon Roads program that would fund active transportation projects with cap-and-trade revenue, but that idea did not make it into the final spending plan. We applaud the Governor, Assembly and Senate for reaching a deal that puts the money into an existing program that is heavily oversubscribed and funding great active transportation projects across the state. This additional $10 million can fund multiple projects.

Say tuned as we learn more information on how this money will be spent, and when it will be available.

 

4 Responses to Cap-and-Trade Spending Plan Includes $10 Million for ATP!

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