Aug. 31: FHWA to Administer $14.2 Million in Grants for Alternative Transportation Revenue Test Programs
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Aug. 30 announced eight state transportation projects would receive $14.2 million in grants to assess alternative revenue mechanisms under the Surface Transportation System Funding...read more
House Bill 140 was passed by the Delaware legislature on July 1 in order to increase state Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) fees in order to generate new revenue for transportation funding. Case Study- Delaware 2015 Transportation Funding Increase (HB...read more
An updated report by the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ shows 18 states have passed legislation to support transportation investment in 2015. Coming up, three states have fall ballot measures pending voter approval, and at least two states are continuing...read more
The TIAC staff researches and prepares detailed case studies of recent successful—and unsuccessful—state and local legislative and ballot initiative campaigns aimed at increasing transportation infrastructure investment. For each case, the studies dig into the...read more
An updated report with information on over 160 transportation funding initiatives introduced in 2015—what’s passed, what’s failed, and what’s still pending—is now available. So far in 2015: Washington, Nebraska, Georgia, Idaho, Utah, South Dakota, Iowa, and Delaware...read more
The Delaware Legislature approved a bill just before midnight on June 30 to increase Department of Motor Vehicle Fees—last increased in 1990—for an additional $23.9 million per year for the state’s Transportation Trust Fund. House Bill 140 was passed by the House on...read more
(WASHINGTON)— An analysis of the recently-released 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) National Bridge Inventory database finds good news and bad news when it comes to the most heavily traveled U.S. bridges. The good news is that there are over 2,000...read more
With people traveling in record numbers across our nation’s roads this 4th of July weekend, the need to repair our nation’s infrastructure is even clearer. However, many states may halt or delay needed transportation projects due to uncertainty surrounding the future...read more
The Delaware legislature approved a proposal from Governor Jack Markell (D) July 1 that transfers $40 million in earmarked transportation projects to balance the state’s $3.8 billion operating budget for the 2015 fiscal year. In January, Markell and Transportation...read more
By Lital Shair, Market Research Associate with ARTBA Uncertainty surrounding the future of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) continues to have ripple effects on state transportation planning. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on June 26 became the 23rd state...read more
Delaware is raising weekend tolls on Route 1 by a dollar to generate revenue for road projects. This move is expected to generate approximately $10 million annually, the majority of which will go towards restoring proposed cuts to the Community Transportation Fund...read more
- CNG and LNG are taxed at a rate of 22 cents-per-gallon.
- Special fuel dealer annual license of $10, to “receive tax-free Special Fuel, use the fuel in a taxable or non-taxable (off-highway) manner, sell Special Fuel in a taxable manner, sell Special Fuel in a non-taxable manner (except for low sulfur clear diesel fuel), and pay excise tax based only on the taxable sales and/or usage.”
*Federal funding percentages are from an ARTBA analysis of FHWA Highway Statistics data, total ten year average 2004-2013 from tables SF-1 and SF-2. The percent is the ratio of federal aid reimbursements to the state and total state capital outlays and is indicative of the importance of the federal aid program to state capital spending for highways and bridges. Does not include local capital spending. Federal highway reimbursements are primarily used for capital outlays, including construction, right of way and engineering, but are also used for debt service for GARVEE bonds.