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State Transportation Funding News Roundup

Illinois lawmakers approved a bill on Dec. 7 to release already-collected fuel taxes to fund local road work, as the revenue is intended. The bill also includes an increase in winter maintenance funds to local governments are able to manage snow and inclement weather....

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WASHINGTON STATE: SENATE BILL 5987 (2015)

Senate Bill 5987 was signed into law on July 15, 2015 in order to increase the state gas tax by 11.9 cents-per-gallon and increase transportation-related fees, as well as permit Sound Transit residents to vote on a plan to fund expansion of the region’s lightrail...

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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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Fuel Taxes

Electric Vehicle Fee: Annual vehicle registration renewal fee of $100.

  • Beginning July 1, 2016, plug-in hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles that can travel 30 miles using only electric will be subject to this fee, and will pay an additional $50 registration renewal fee.

Excise Tax: Starting at 37.5 cents-per-gallon of special fuel, or each 100 cubic feet of compressed natural gas (CNG), measured at standard pressure and temperature.

  • Beginning Aug. 1, 2015, an additional and cumulative tax rate of 7 cents-per-gallon of special fuel shall be imposed on special fuel licensees, other than special fuel distributors.
  • Beginning July 1, 2016, an additional and cumulative tax rate of 4.9 cents-per-gallon of special fuel shall be imposed on special fuel licensees, other than special fuel distributors.

Fee: An annual fee is administered to owners of natural gas (LPG) vehicles based on gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), in lieu of excise tax.

*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.