State News


May 6 Weekly Roundup: Transportation Funding Cuts

Moody’s downgraded Kansas’s highway revenue bonds to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’ on May 3 after state lawmakers voted to redirect $185 million in sales tax revenue intended for transportation projects to reduce the state deficit. The bond rating service also lowered the...

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Kansas City Completes First Tiger Grant

The first Tiger Grant projects awarded in Kansas City—totaling $50 million—were just completed.  The federal transportation funds were used to improve the bus system and a pedestrian bridge in Kansas City.  The Tiger Grant was awarded to the city in order to promote...

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Kansas Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Excise tax:

  • Special fuels: 26 cents-per-gallon
  • Compressed natural gas (CNG): 24 cents-per-GGE
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG): 26 cents-per-GGE
  • Propone (LPG): 23 cents-per-gallon
  • E85: 17 cents-per-gallon

Fee: Liquid petroleum vehicle owners can choose a special permit decal in order to pay special fuel taxes on an estimated-mileage basis, rather than paying per gallon 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.