New reports explore two states’ transportation funding options.

A report released April 5 by the South Carolina Legislative Audit Council recommended that the state legislature increase the state gas tax, index the motor fuel tax, and diversify the state’s transportation funding sources. The report also advises the South Carolina Department of Transportation to reevaluate its project prioritization and selection process. Read More.

A governor-appointed Oregon panel released its recommendations on March 22 to increase transportation funding. Ideas included increasing the state gas tax and vehicle registration fees, with indexing to inflation for long-term funding certainty. Other suggestions include a bicycle excise tax, road use charge for vehicles, and local funding expansion. Read More.