The Arkansas Highway Commission announced on June 7 that it will seek to place a measure on the November 2018 General Election ballot that would raise up to $400 million annually in new revenue for road construction. Commission members will decide in the next few...read more
Approved Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) approved a bill on May 31 to create a $100 annual registration fee for electric motor vehicles and a $30 annual fee for hybrid motor vehicles. The law goes into effect on Nov. 1. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) approved a...read more
Approved The Missouri Senate voted May 10 to establish the “21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force” to evaluate the state's transportation infrastructure, the state's transportation funding, any shortfall the department is facing, and provide...read more
Introduced Wisconsin Assembly Republicans presented a plan on May 4 to create a 5 percent sales tax on the average wholesale price of gasoline, while decreasing the flat excise tax paid at the pump. Pending South Carolina House lawmakers on May 3 voted 107-7 to reject...read more
Signed into law Tennessee’s IMPROVE Act— legislation that increases the state gas tax and other transportation-related fees— was signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam (R) on April 26. The bill is estimated to generate $350 million annually. Indiana’s House Bill 1002— a...read more
Enacted Legislation Minnesota Mark Dayton (D) approved the state department of transportation’s budget on April 3, allowing the agency to utilize $105 million in federal funding approved by the FAST Act to complete over 28 highway, road and bridge projects. Lawmakers...read more
Indiana House Democrats announced a plan on Feb. 6 to increase transportation funding by $800 million to $900 million annually by dedicating the annual state agency budget reversions toward state and local funding; ensuring all motor fuel taxes—including the state...read more
With Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Unable to secure enough votes for an emergency voting session earlier in the week, New Jersey legislators will take up legislation to increase the state gas tax by 23 cents-per-gallon on Oct. 7. Read...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
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...read more
Locals are moving ahead on transportation funding. Voters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, approved an April 5 ballot measure to create a new permanent 0.085 percent sales tax to generate $102 million over the next 15 years for the city’s transportation infrastructure. Of that...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
Proposed legislation in Oklahoma would cut the state Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) funding by almost $60 million per year, unless state revenue grows by at least 4 percent. ODOT spokeswoman Terri Angier stated this would significantly delay transportation...read more
There’s good news and bad news to report about the condition of America’s bridges. The good news is there were 2,574 fewer structurally deficient bridges in 2015 compared to the number in 2014. The bad news is there are still 58,500 on the structurally deficient...read more
Oklahoma 2016 Ballot Measure Results
- Compressed natural gas (CNG): 5 cents-per-GGE (increasing Jan. 1, 2020 to diesel fuel rate).
- Liquid natural gas (LNG): 5 cents-per-DGE (increasing Jan. 1, 2020 to diesel fuel rate).
Excise tax on all other special fuels: Pursuant to Sections 703, 705, 707.1, 707.2 and 707.3 of Title 68 a combined tax rate of 16 cents-per-gallon is levied on special fuels.
Fee: Instead of paying the excise tax, special fuel vehicle operators, in accordance with 68 O.S. § 723(C), can choose to pay an annual flat fee of $150 for a decal, excusing them from payment of the excise tax. An out-of-date decal is penalized with an increase of 20 percent of the fee. The fee and any applicable penalty amounts collected for this decal are apportioned to the State Transportation Fund.
Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Environmental fee (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.