Aug. 31: FHWA to Administer $14.2 Million in Grants for Alternative Transportation Revenue Test Programs
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Aug. 30 announced eight state transportation projects would receive $14.2 million in grants to assess alternative revenue mechanisms under the Surface Transportation System Funding...read more
Transportation Funding Shortfalls With South Carolina ranked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as having some of the deadliest roads in the country, the state’s Department of Transportation knows it needs to make major safety improvements to the...read more
By Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center A new report published by the Minnesota Department of Transportation claims that the state’s highway congestion has risen by 2.3 percent to 23.4 percent. With the state’s recent struggle to provide new revenue...read more
with Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Budget committees in New Jersey’s Senate and General Assembly on June 23 approved legislation to increase funding for the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), sending the identical companion bills to each floor...read more
By Tyler Kane Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) issued an executive order to assemble a task force that will make recommendations to solve Louisiana’s $12.7 billion transportation funding backlog. The task force is one of many attempts to assess Louisiana’s...read more
with Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center The Alaska legislature on May 23 began a special session to pass a FY 2017 budget and prevent a government shutdown. One of the contested measures within the budget concerns the state’s gas tax, which remains...read more
Unable to reach a compromise, Minnesota lawmakers adjourned at midnight on May 23 without making progress on legislation to provide needed funding for the state’s transportation infrastructure. With only hours left in the 2016 legislative session— after months of...read more
Facing a May 23 deadline to pass legislation, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) May 16 proposed two compromise plans to increase transportation funding. One proposal includes a 5 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase and an increase in license fees, while the second plan...read more
With the 2016 regular legislative session ending on May 23, Minnesota lawmakers entered into a conference committee on May 6 to negotiate a transportation funding compromise. While Democrats consented to lowering their proposed gas tax increase from 16...read more
A Missouri bill allowing voters to consider a state gas tax increase in the Nov. 8 General Election is facing a May 13 legislative deadline. The measure is before the Select Committee on State and Local Governments, following May 4 approval by the House Transportation...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
Minnesota leaders this week highlighted the state’s critical need for increased transportation funding: County officials told the state legislature on April 11 that they have done all they can to raise local transportation funds, and that new revenue is needed from...read more
As Connecticut lawmakers evaluate a proposal from Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) to create a transportation fund ‘lockbox’, a governor-appointed panel told the General Assembly’s transportation committee on March 9 that taxpayers are unlikely to support new revenue without...read more
After losing more than $1.1 billion in transportation revenue, California considers delaying up to 225 shovel-read projects. Read More. Facing a $25 billion transportation funding shortfall over the next 25 years, Colorado lawmakers debate the best way to raise new...read more
State Legislative Activity The South Carolina Senate introduced a deal to increase transportation funding by $400 million, transferred annually from the state’s General Fund. The Senate will debate the bill on March 8. Read More. After passing competing bills, Indiana...read more
- E85: 20.25 cents-per-gallon
- Biodiesel: 28.5 cents-per-gallon
- Propane: 21.35 cents-per-gallon
- LNG: 17.1 cents-per-gallon
- Alcohol and kerosene: 28.5 cents-per-gallon
- CNG: $2.474 per thousand cubic feet
Fee: Special fuel dealer license required.
Fee for license: $25
Use: Highway User Tax Distribution Fund.
Source: Minnesota Revenue Fuel Excise Tax Rates & Fees & Minnesota Statute 296A.08
Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Environment and inspection fee (0.1 cent-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.