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This Week in State Transportation News

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and State House Speaker Kevin Cotter (R- Mt. Pleasant) announced Oct. 13 that negotiations within the legislature to reach a road funding deal had ended in impasse. More Georgia saw an 8.7 percent increase in transportation revenue in...

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State Transportation Funding Legislation Update

An updated report by the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ shows 18 states have passed legislation to support transportation investment in 2015. Coming up, three states have fall ballot measures pending voter approval, and at least two states are continuing...

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A real fix for Texas’s traffic problems

An op-ed written by Scott Haywood, Regional Co-Chair for the Transportation Investment Advocates Council, published in "TribTalk" March 17, 2015. A patchwork of one-time funding jolts to our state’s transportation system isn’t sustainable. We need predictable,...

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Texas 2016 Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Excise tax:

  • Compressed natural gas (CNG): 15 cents-per-GGE.
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG): 15 cents-per-DGE. • One GGE equals 5.66 pounds of CNG/ 5.37 pounds of LNG.
  • One DGE equals 6.38 pounds of CNG/ 6.06 pounds of LNG.

Fee: Annual decal for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), based on registered gross weight and mileage driven the previous year.

*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.