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May 20 Weekly Transportation Funding Roundup

by Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Ballot initiatives proposed by a coalition of Colorado businesses that sought to increase investment in roads, bridges, and highways throughout the state were withdrawn on May 18 from this year’s upcoming...

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OHIO: HOUSE BILL 51 (2013)

In 2013, the Ohio state legislature delivered an increase in transportation funding.  Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) signed a two-year, $7.6 billion transportation and public safety budget bill that also permitted states to use toll revenue from the Ohio Turnpike for...

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Ohio House Passes Toll for Ohio River Bridge

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...

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Ohio 2016 Ballot Measure Results

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Alternative
Fuel Taxes

Excise tax:

  • Liquid natural gas (LNG) converted to DGE, and charged at the state’s motor fuel tax rate.
  • DGE: 6.06 pounds of LNG equals 1 gallon of motor fuel, unless the national conference on weights and measures adopts a different standard.

Other: Motor fuel supplier tax on supplies, measured by the supplier’s calculated gross receipts:

  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG): Multiply the total number of gallons first sold within Ohio during the tax period by the average wholesale price of a gallon of propane for the calendar quarter that began six months prior to the upcoming calendar quarter.
  • Motor fuel not gasoline or propane: Multiply the total number of gallons of motor fuel first sold within Ohio by a supplier during the tax period by the average wholesale price of a gallon of diesel fuel for the calendar quarter that began six months prior to the upcoming calendar quarter.

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Commercial activity tax (3 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.