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
Washington became the seventh state in 2015 to approve an increase in their state gas tax, joining Idaho, Iowa, Georgia, South Dakota, Utah and Nebraska. On Aug. 1, a 7 cents-per-gallon increase went into effect state-wide, with the remaining 4.9 cents of the 11.9...read more
(Washington) More than two dozen transportation champions came together July 15 in the Nation’s Capital for the inaugural meeting of the “Transportation Investment Advocates Council™” – a national network of construction and better roads professionals, chamber of...read more
Seven states this year have increased taxes on motor fuel to support needed transportation investment, with several others still considering legislation to increase transportation funding. Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC) staff have prepared in-depth...read more
Six states raised their gas taxes on July 1 in order to help pay for transportation projects, but an ARTBA analysis shows actual retail prices at the pump mostly fell, in line with recent patterns. Residents of Idaho, Georgia, Maryland, Rhode Island, Nebraska and...read more
Georgia transportation advocates experienced a resounding victory with the passage of the state’s House Bill 170 in May, a bill that will increase transportation funding within the state by an estimated $900 million per year. Join us on July 15 at the Hyatt Regency in...read more
Michigan residents on May 5 failed to approve a ballot measure that would have resulted in an annual increase of $1.2 billion for highway and bridge investment and $130 million for transit and rail improvements. Transportation Investment Advocacy Center staff also...read more
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) on May 4 signed into law a bill to increase transportation funding by $900 million per year, making it the fifth state in 2015 to increase recurring transportation revenue. The bill, approved by the legislature March 31, includes:...read more
Several states are pushing to pass transportation funding measures before wrapping up their 2015 legislative sessions. Here’s a quick look at measures in development this week: The Nebraska Unicameral Legislature is preparing for a final vote on a bill to increase the...read more
Fourteen State DOTs Concerned About Feasibility of Future Transportation Projects due to Highway Trust Fund Uncertainty
Officials in 14 states have said that their transportation programs will be impacted if Congress does not take action soon to fix the ailing Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Four of those states have already canceled or delayed more than $868 million in transportation...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.