A report released Dec. 18 by the Mississippi Economic Council’s new program, ‘Excelerate Mississippi’, found a shortfall of $375 million per year in order to address Mississippi’s most vital transportation needs. The study identified 24,591 miles of state-owned...read more
This unsuccessful legislative campaign with the Mississippi state legislature failed to pass House Bill 265 (HB 265)—a proposal to increase the tax associated with the wholesale price of gasoline. HB 265 would have added a 6 percent tax to the wholesale price of...read more
It will cost an estimated $2 billion to repair or replace the hundreds of state and local bridges in need of assistance, according to Mississippi Transportation Commissioner Tom King. There are currently 700 low-weight posted bridges in the state with restricted...read more
- Distributors of compressed and liquid natural gas (LNG) must pay 18 cents-per-100 cubic feet for the ‘privilege of engaging in the business of selling or delivering CNG and LNG for use in a motor vehicle’.
- 5.75 cents-per-gallon on all special fuels.
Fee: Annual decal required for motor vehicles using natural gas.
- Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000-20,000 pounds: $225
- GVWR greater than 20,000 pounds: $300
- Farm vehicles greater than 10,000 pounds: $150
Source: Miss. Code Ann. § 27-59-11 (2015), 27-5-101, 27-55-519
Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Environmental fee (0.4 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.