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Aug. 23: State Transportation Funding News

On Aug. 22 a Colorado measure to utilize $3.5 billion in bonds for transportation improvements was added to the upcoming Nov. 6 general election ballot. The citizen-initiated proposal exceed the required 98,492 qualifying signatures required. Another measure that...

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Jan. 3: Nine States Adjust Gas Tax Jan. 1

The New Year brought adjusted motor fuel taxes to nine states, with seven states increasing their motor fuel taxes and two states decreasing the tax. Of the states that increased their motor fuel taxes, three of them—Florida, Georgia and North Carolina—did so based on...

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Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results

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Alternative
Fuel Taxes

Excise Tax: 20.5 cents-per-GGE, plus an additional 5 percent tax on the average wholesale price of fuel.

**Variable-Rate Formula: Flat tax gas tax of 20.5 cents-per-gallon plus an additional 5 percent of the average wholesale gasoline price (additional 12.7 cents-per-gallon as of Jan. 1, 2016).

*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.