Two states discuss plans to increase transportation funding, while one is forced to make cuts as a result of lower-than-projected gas tax revenue. California Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) Jan. 7 budget proposal includes a plan to increase vehicle registration fees, and raise...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
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
Learn why and how a record number of transportation investment initiatives have passed in 2015 at the 2nd Annual “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates.” The ARTBA Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC) signature program allows...read more
The 2nd Annual “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates,” a signature program of the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC), is less than three months away. The July 15 event, held in conjunction with ARTBA’s Public-Private...read more
Two states with variable-rate gas taxes have reached deals to prevent the taxes—both based on the average wholesale price of gasoline, which has decreased significantly in the past few months—from collecting below an amount needed to maintain the states’...read more
(WASHINGTON)— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is bringing together transportation investment champions under one roof this summer to share best practices, playbook secrets and other keys to success in advancing legislative and...read more
The Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC) has prepared a detailed study on some of the variable-rate strategies states are using to fund transportation investments. A variable-rate gasoline tax, or one that adjusts the cents-per-gallon charge at the pump...read more
The Transportation Investment Advocacy Center's first 2015 report on state transportation legislation is now available. Thirteen states are currently considering transportation funding legislation, with more expected as the year progresses. In January, several states...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
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
In an 86-7 vote on Wednesday, the Ohio House passed legislation to toll the Brent Spence Bridge, which connects Covington, Ky. and Cincinnati, to raise revenues to make needed repairs to the structure. The bridge also connects Interstates 71 and 75 from Ohio into...read more
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (D) signed a $4.1 billion road construction bill into law on April 25. However, the plan did not include the 1.5-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax increase that previously passed in the House and was initially introduced by Governor...read more
On March 18, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed House Bill 407, which would enable the financing of public-private partnerships (P3) throughout the state. The House voted 82-7 in favor of the P3 enabling legislation, and now the the bill will undergo...read more
Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results
Excise tax: An excise tax rate of 9 percent of the average wholesale price on a per gallon basis applies to all special fuels, including diesel, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen, and any other combustible gases and liquids, excluding gasoline, used to propel motor vehicles.
- Supplemental highway user motor fuel tax: 2 cents-per-gallon.
** Variable-Rate Formula: 9 percent of the average wholesale price of gasoline.
Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: User fee and underground storage tax (6.4 cents-per-gallon).
*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.