As millions of Americans prepare to travel this Labor Day weekend, a new report shows just how critical investments in transportation infrastructure projects are to the U.S. as a whole as well as individual states' economies and quality of life. The study, authored by...read more
An updated report with information on over 160 transportation funding initiatives introduced in 2015—what’s passed, what’s failed, and what’s still pending—is now available. So far in 2015: Washington, Nebraska, Georgia, Idaho, Utah, South Dakota, Iowa, and Delaware...read more
Move Texas Forward president Scott Haywood will discuss his organization’s efforts to successfully pass last year’s ballot measure, advocate for this year's legislative approval of Senate Joint Resolution 5, and the organization’s campaign strategy leading up to...read more
The Texas Legislature voted to put transportation funding on the November 3 ballot with the intent that voters will approve almost $3 billion to fix the state’s roads and bridges. The constitutional amendment was unanimously passed by all 31 senators on May 29, and...read more
Texas Senate Transportation Chairman Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and House Transportation Chairman Joe Pickett (D-El Paso) both confirmed on May 26 that the state legislature had reached a compromise between two bills to increase transportation funding. According...read more
Learn why and how a record number of transportation investment initiatives have passed in 2015 at the 2nd Annual “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates.” The ARTBA Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC) signature program allows...read more
Almost 40 states—well over half the country—have considered, or are currently considering, transportation funding legislation so far this year, according to the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center’s latest monthly report of 2015 on state legislation. TIAC staff...read more
The 2nd Annual “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates,” a signature program of the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC), is less than three months away. The July 15 event, held in conjunction with ARTBA’s Public-Private...read more
April 2015 State Transportation Funding Initiatives Report: States Continue Advancing Transportation Bills
More than 30 states, or well over half of the country, are considering new transportation funding legislation so far this year, according to the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center’s fourth 2015 report on state legislation. TIAC staff have tracked over 100 bills...read more
March 2015 State Transportation Funding Initiatives Report: States Continue Advancing Transportation Bills
The Transportation Investment Advocacy Center’s third 2015 report on state transportation legislation is now available. Transportation funding legislation has been considered in 30 states so far this year. TIAC staff have tracked 105 bills introduced in 2015 alone,...read more
(WASHINGTON)— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is bringing together transportation investment champions under one roof this summer to share best practices, playbook secrets and other keys to success in advancing legislative and...read more
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,...read more
New ARTBA Transportation Investment Advocates Council Connects Allies for Information Sharing on State & Local Legislation and Ballot Initiatives
(WASHINGTON)— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) today announced the launch of a “Transportation Investment Advocates Council™” to provide a home for a national network of business professionals and public officials who share a common...read more
North Carolina A bill to lower the amount of a scheduled state gas tax decrease passed the North Carolina House with amendments on March 5 with a vote of 72-42. The state gas tax reduction, scheduled due to the terms of the state’s variable-rate gas tax component...read more
Iowa State Gas Tax Increase Signed into Law This Week; 12 States Considering Similar Plans, According to a New Report from the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center
(WASHINGTON) – A 10 cents-per-gallon state gas tax increase signed into law Feb. 25 by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) is the latest in a series of initiatives recently put forward by state governments to boost infrastructure funding, according to a new report from...read more
Texas 2016 Ballot Measure Results
- 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.