A recording of the Feb. 24 TIAC webinar, “Thinking Beyond the Gas Tax”, is now available online.

The webinar explored how three states successfully increased state transportation investment when raising motor fuel taxes was not an option.

  • Jack Ladd, executive director of Move Texas Forward, explained how his state overwhelmingly approved transportation funding ballot measures two years in a row to generate $3.5 billion annually from the state sales tax, motor vehicle sales tax, and oil and gas tax revenues.
  • Mike Elmendorf, president and CEO of the Associated General Contractors of New York State, shared how his coalition successfully advocated for $3.49 billion from a one-time state funding surplus to be used to make a needed investment in New York’s transportation infrastructure.
  • Jake Cashion, director of governmental affairs at the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, discussed how state lawmakers prevented a dramatic motor fuel tax cut, eliminated Highway Fund transfers, raised Division of Motor Vehicle fees, increased the tax on out-of-state motor vehicle purchases, and permitted municipalities to increase their local vehicle sales tax. North Carolina raised a total of $1.2 billion in additional transportation revenue availability this biennium, which includes $440 million annually in new revenues.

ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC) holds quarterly webinars featuring experts who share best practices to successfully run a campaign to increase revenue in your state. To stay informed on upcoming webinars, subscribe to TIAC’s blog. To view past webinars, visit the “Webinars” page.