Ohio Department of Transportation director Jerry Wray expressed concern that the state is falling behind on transportation projects, with 90 percent of the agency’s spending going to rehabilitating and maintaining existing roads and bridges and neglecting needed...read more
Gov. Phil Bryant (R) told attendees of the Mississippi Economic Council’s 16th Annual Hobnob event on Oct. 25 that he would support putting a gas tax increase on the Nov. 2018 ballot for voter approval. Read More>> While most New Hampshire residents believe the...read more
Updated resource! The “2013 – 2017 State Motor Fuel Tax Increases” Roundup provides a summary of all state legislation to increase taxes on motor fuel for transportation investment since 2013. The report provides an overview of the 23 states that voted to increase...read more
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Indiana lawmakers on April 21 approved legislation that will provide $1.2 billion annually in new transportation funding beginning in 2024. House Bill 1002 will: Increase state motor fuel taxes by 10 cents-per-gallon (effective July 1, 2017) indexed to inflation for...read more
Today Indiana House and Senate leaders reported on April 19 that they had reached a deal to provide long-term transportation funding, including a 10 cents-per-gallon motor fuel tax increase (indexed to inflation for the next seven years, with a cap of 1 cent increase...read more
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Enacted Legislation Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) on March 25 approved legislation that permits the department of transportation to authorize up to $1 billion in general obligation (GO) bonds over the next four years to accelerate transportation projects. Gov. Herbert...read more
Indiana House Democrats announced a plan on Feb. 6 to increase transportation funding by $800 million to $900 million annually by dedicating the annual state agency budget reversions toward state and local funding; ensuring all motor fuel taxes—including the state...read more
TRIP released an updated analysis on Jan. 12 examining the state of Montana’s transportation infrastructure. Read the report>> In Indiana, Gov. Eric Holcomb’s (R) State of the State Address delivered Jan. 17, highlighted transportation infrastructure...read more
Indiana House Republicans on Jan. 4 released a $1.2 billion transportation funding proposal that would increase the state motor fuel tax by 10 cents per gallon, indexed to adjust annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers. The...read more
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
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) told reporters Dec. 19 that he has not yet released his transportation funding plan due to a request by some Republican legislators, who are currently working on their own proposal. Read More>> Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) included...read more
A number of states are expected make transportation funding a priority in their 2017 legislative sessions. This includes a dozen states where we think there is a good chance of legislation moving forward. Many legislators held off on introducing major bills in 2016,...read more
With Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Wisconsin’s transportation fund is facing a $939 million funding shortfall for the 2017-2019 budget, according to a recent analysis released by the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Gov. Scott Walker (R) has...read more
Indiana 2016 Ballot Measure Results
Electric Vehicle Fee: $150 (annual fee, indexed)
Hybrid Vehicle Fee: $50 (annual fee, indexed)
- Liquefied natural gas (LNG): 18 cents-per-DGE.
- Compressed natural gas (CNG), butane, and propane: 18 cents-per-GGE.
- The tax does not apply to nominal biodiesel blends of at least 20 percent (B20); special fuel used only for a personal, noncommercial use and not for resale; or biodiesel used by a biodiesel producer holding an exemption certificate.
- Commercial vehicles pay a surcharge tax: $0.11 per DGE for LNG and $0.11 per GGE for CNG, butane, or LPG.
Fee: Alternative fuel vehicles (defined as vehicles using liquid petroleum gas only) require an annual decal.
Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Seven percent gasoline use tax rate (charged in addition to the state’s flat excise gas tax), calculated by multiplying the statewide average retail price per gallon of the previous month (provided by Oil Price Information Service) by 7 percent, and then rounding to the nearest one-tenth of 1 cent. Tax is collected when a qualified gasoline distributor sells to a nonqualified distributor, and the tax is then included in gas price at the pump.
*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.