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States Talking Transportation for 2015

Looking Back at 2014 Transportation was a hot topic with state legislatures in 2014, with 66 bills introduced across the country. Over twenty transportation-related bills were approved, with funding legislation approved in 11 states. Of those states, both Rhode Island...

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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.