The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s funds remain stable, despite cuts to the state budget that have affected multiple other state agencies. The department’s financial stability is due in part to its minimal reliance on the state general fund, which only...read more
A coalition of 64 Californian business, labor and government groups signed a letter asking state lawmakers to return to Sacramento and resume discussions on a solution to California’s transportation funding shortfall. While the general legislative session has...read more
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D- Tenn.) stated Aug. 19 that Tennessee is at risk of losing approximately $60 million in federal highway funding due to a newly enacted state law that raised the allowable limit of blood-alcohol content (BAC) for 18- to 20-year-olds to 0.08....read more
With Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center As the impasse continues over increasing transportation funding, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) issued an executive order on Aug. 17 to utilize state General Fund revenue to pay for “absolutely essential”...read more
By Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center A poll conducted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers concluded that nearly half of Americans in both parties believe infrastructure quality has declined over the past five years. More than 70 percent...read more
Unable to garner enough votes to ensure the measure would be veto-proof, New Jersey Senate Democrats on Aug. 1 failed to bring to vote a plan that would increase transportation funding by $20 billion over 10 years. According to Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-Bergen), Senate...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
with Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Due to a constrained budget, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced July 11 that many new highway “capacity” projects to add lanes or build roads would be delayed as they focus a majority of...read more
By Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) rejected the latest proposal that would have provided a funding solution for the state’s depleted Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). The plan, introduced by Senate President...read more
By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor ARTBA The ongoing halt to New Jersey transportation projects ordered by Gov. Chris Christie (R) could cost the construction industry and state taxpayers at least $41 million and jeopardize 1,700 workers, analysis from ARTBA’s...read more
The Cost of the “Orderly Shutdown” of NJ Transportation Projects: $41 Million & 1,700 Workers Sidelined in First Week Alone
Price Tag of Prolonged Closures Could Reach $9 Million Per Week (WASHINGTON) - A new analysis finds that a week-long shutdown of New Jersey transportation improvement projects that began July 8 will cost the transportation construction industry and New Jersey...read more
with Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center California officially launched its Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Tax pilot program on July 1 with 5,000 volunteers. This program will use simulated payments amongst a socioeconomically and geographically...read more
With Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has declared a state of emergency and ordered a halt to all work paid for by the nearly depleted Transportation Trust Fund as he clashes with state Senate leaders over tax...read more
The New Jersey General Assembly approved a measure early June 28 to increase the state motor fuel tax by 23 cents-per-gallon. The legislation is estimated to provide $2 billion per year over eight years. The bill would also decrease the state sales tax gradually by 1...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
New Jersey Ballot Measure Results
- Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG): 5.25 cents-per-gallon (half of the state’s motor fuel tax).
- Gasoline and gasoline blends (gasohol, ethanol, methanol): 10.5 cents-per-gallon (the state’s motor fuel tax).
- Diesel and diesel blends (including biodiesel): 13.5 cents-per-gallon.
- Additional Petroleum Products Gross Receipts Tax of 4 cents-per-gallon.
Gas tax rate includes a 4 cents-per-gallon petroleum fee.
*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.