The North Carolina legislature on June 13 sent a $3 billion transportation bond measure to the governor for approval. Gov. Roy Cooper (D) is expected to sign the measure.

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The Iowa Transportation Commission unanimously voted on June 13 to approve a $3.4 billion 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program. The program attributed a list of additional projects to the state’s 10 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase approved in 2015, which added over $500 million to the five-year plan. Read More >>

A Wisconsin coalition organized a tour of local roads and bridges for elected officials and county representatives on June 12. The event was meant to draw attention to the need for increased investment in order to provide needed repairs. Read More>>

The Indiana Department of Transportation on June 11 signed a $9.6 million contract with HNTB Indiana Inc. to study the impact of tolling and develop a strategic plan for the implementation of tolling on interstate highways. Potential tolling locations include the I-465 loop in Indianapolis. Read More >>

The Missouri Department of Transportation on June 8 released an updated 2019-2023 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), outlining a $900 million annual construction program that consists of 1,319 transportation projects to maintain the state’s current system. This funding falls short of an additional annual need of $925 million to fund high priority transportation projects. Read More >>

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers (R) and House Speaker David Osborne (R) on June 13 expressed the need to increase transportation infrastructure funding through new funding sources, in addition to the existing gas tax. Read More >>

Theresa Ranni, ARTBA TIAC/Economics Intern, contributed to this report.