The New York legislature reached a budget agreement April 1 that includes $55 billion for the state’s transportation plan, including $27.14 billion for the state Department of Transportation and $27.98 billion for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Mike Elmendorf, president of Rebuild New York Now, stated the budget represents an ‘historic level of investment in statewide transportation infrastructure’. Read More.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed into law on March 15 a 2016-2017 Fiscal Year budget that will invest a record $10.8 billion into the state’s transportation infrastructure. Read More.
The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Mach 29 that the state will invest nearly $2.1 billion in its transportation network in the upcoming construction season. Read More.
Colorado lawmakers guaranteed $150 million from the general budget for the state’s department of transportation in the upcoming fiscal year. That sum is 25 percent less than the maximum permitted amount. Read More.
After New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) submitted his proposed 2016-2017 state budget with a $1.6 billion transportation fund placeholder, Acting Treasurer Ford Scudder stated April 5 that that he is confident a deal to generate new revenue for the fund will be reached by the June 30 deadline. Read More.