Fifteen states have approved legislation to support transportation funding so far this year, with several others still considering legislation as the summer progresses. Seven of those states increased taxes on motor fuel to support needed transportation investments, while four others approved one-time funding, one state increased transportation-related fees, and three states adjusted their variable-rate gas taxes to avoid loss of revenue. Additionally, two states are asking voters this fall to approve measures that will increase transportation funding, with another state requesting approval from residents for to create a transportation infrastructure bank. To date, approximately $6.5 billion has been approved by states to maintain and modernize transportation infrastructure.
Read the full report of 2015 proposed transportation funding initiatives.