The New Year brought adjusted motor fuel taxes to nine states, with seven states increasing their motor fuel taxes and two states decreasing the tax. Of the states that increased their motor fuel taxes, three of them—Florida, Georgia and North Carolina—did so based on...read more
by Carolyn Kramer, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Manager A new analysis of eight states that passed legislation to increase their state motor fuel taxes in 2015 to pay for important new transportation improvements shows that 98 percent of Republican and...read more
with Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Two states are seeing the benefits of additional transportation revenue following the successful passage of gas tax increases in 2015. Georgia Georgia’s passage of House Bill (HB) 170 in March 2015 raised...read more
One state calculates the impact of a 2015 transportation funding increase, two states feel the pinch of transportation funding shortfalls, and leaders in three states look to increase the state gasoline tax. *** Preliminary results from an independent study suggest...read more
After falling gas prices drastically decreased local transportation revenue, Virginia local governments and agencies are proposing a ‘floor’ for the state’s regional gas tax. The state’s motor fuel tax already has a floor in place that has prevented gas tax revenue...read more
A recording of the Dec. 7 webinar, “Beating Gas Tax Rhetoric from the Right,” is now available online. The webinar featured three advocates who successfully campaigned to increase state transportation investment while facing organized resistance from groups opposed to...read more
This ballot referendum campaign in Atlanta, Georgia failed to pass the “Special District Transportation Sales and Use Tax” in each of the ten counties in the Atlanta region, although it did pass within the limits of the City of Atlanta. Georgia is one of only a few...read more
Legislation approved May 4, 2015 to remove the variable-rate motor fuel tax and institute a flat cents-per-gallon increase, which will be indexed, as well as raise various transportation-related fees. Case Study- Georgia 2015 Gas Tax Increase (HB...read more
Over the past 10 years, state transportation funds have supported an average of 48 percent of annual capital outlays for highway and bridge projects, with federal resources providing the remaining 52 percent. Since 2013, 15 states have increased taxes on motor fuel to...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
Georgia 2016 Ballot Measure Results
Electric Vehicle Fee: Plug-in Electric Vehicle owners pay an annual fee of $200 for non-commercial vehicles and $300 for commercial vehicles.
Excise tax: Special fuels are taxed at the state motor fuel rate of 26 cents-per-gallon (or MFGE for compressed or liquid natural gas). Special fuels sold in bulk to a licensed consumer distributor are exempt.
Fee: Permits are required for individuals or businesses to sell CNG. Cost: one-time fee of $150
** Variable-Rate Formula: Indexed to both the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and the Consumer Price Index (the latter of which will sunset July 1, 2018).
*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.