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
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Fourteen State DOTs Concerned About Feasibility of Future Transportation Projects due to Highway Trust Fund Uncertainty
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Transportation Proposal Pushed by Conservative Activists Would Force States to Raise Gas Taxes An Average of 23.5 Cents-Per-Gallon
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By Lital Shair, Market Research Associate with ARTBA Uncertainty surrounding the future of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) continues to have ripple effects on state transportation planning. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on June 26 became the 23rd state...read more
Wyoming Ballot Measure Results
Electric Vehicle Fee: One-time decal fee of $50.
- Compressed natural gas (CNG): 24 cents-per-GGE (equal to 5.66 pounds, 126.67 standard cubic feet, or an amount of CNG that has an energy content of 114,100 British Thermal Units).
- Liquefied natural gas (LNG): 24 cents-per-DGE (equal to 6.06 pounds).
- All other alternative fuels (liquefied petroleum gas, electricity, and renewable diesel) taxed at 24 cents-per-GGE or DGE.
- One GGE of CNG is equal to 5.66 pounds, and one DGE of LNG is equal to 6.06 pounds. One GGE of electricity is equal to 33.56 kilowatt-hours.
Dealer Fee: Annual fee of $25 for alternative fuel supplier, refiner, distributor, terminal operator, importer or exporter of alternative fuel used in motor vehicles.
Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: License tax (1 cent-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.