With Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer delivered a public presentation on Sept. 27 about why the state needs to increase transportation funding and what neighboring states have...read more
The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s funds remain stable, despite cuts to the state budget that have affected multiple other state agencies. The department’s financial stability is due in part to its minimal reliance on the state general fund, which only...read more
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2017-2019 budget proposal released Sept. 15 includes a $447.4 million cut from state highway programs, which would delay several major highway construction projects throughout the state, and an increase of nearly $70 million...read more
Kentucky transportation officials warned that by August 2017 the state’s road fund could fall below the financial cushion set by the state’s transportation cabinet. Read More>> Due to lower-than-expected revenue generated from Vermont’s motor fuel tax, lawmakers...read more
With Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Wisconsin’s transportation fund is facing a $939 million funding shortfall for the 2017-2019 budget, according to a recent analysis released by the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Gov. Scott Walker (R) has...read more
with Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Due to a constrained budget, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced July 11 that many new highway “capacity” projects to add lanes or build roads would be delayed as they focus a majority of...read more
By Tyler Kane Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) issued an executive order to assemble a task force that will make recommendations to solve Louisiana’s $12.7 billion transportation funding backlog. The task force is one of many attempts to assess Louisiana’s...read more
by Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Engineers within the Nebraska Department of roads proposed May 30 installing “super two” highways throughout the state, which feature wider shoulders and extra passing lanes at approximately five mile windows....read more
State Legislative Activity The South Carolina Senate introduced a deal to increase transportation funding by $400 million, transferred annually from the state’s General Fund. The Senate will debate the bill on March 8. Read More. After passing competing bills, Indiana...read more
Current low fuel prices make it a “good time” to increase motor fuel taxes in order to fund transportation projects, according to a Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research report released Feb. 15. The study concluded that businesses and...read more
An additional $5 billion is needed over the next decade in order to address congestion problems on South Carolina’s interstates, Department of Transportation Officials said Feb. 10. Read More. Meanwhile, South Carolina Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) during a legislative...read more
Forty-four bills to increase transportation funding have been considered in 23 states so far in the 2016 legislative session, according to an updated report from the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center. Of those considering methods to increase transportation...read more
With five major state road projects delayed due to insufficient funds, Wisconsin lawmakers are scrambling to find revenue to fill the transportation funding gap. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has responded by issuing a request on Oct. 6 for $350 million in bonds to...read more
A free webinar on Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m. EDT will explore how three advocates built coalitions within their states in order to increase transportation funding. Speakers will discuss their own experiences and share best practices for forming your own coalition with...read more
(Washington) More than two dozen transportation champions came together July 15 in the Nation’s Capital for the inaugural meeting of the “Transportation Investment Advocates Council™” – a national network of construction and better roads professionals, chamber of...read more
Wisconsin 2016 Ballot Measure Results
- Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG): 22.6 cents-per-gallon
- Compressed natural gas (CNG): 24.7 cents-per-GGE
- Liquefied natural gas (LNG): 19.7 cents-per- GGE
The tax rate for alternate fuels (CNG, LNG, and LPG) is determined by dividing BTUs in one gallon of the alternate fuel by the BTUs in 1 gallon of gasoline. This ratio is then multiplied by the Wisconsin tax on 1 gallon of gasoline (currently 30.9 cents-per-gallon).
Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Petroleum inspection fee (2 cents-per-gallon).
*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.