The Iowa Department of Transportation announced a $3.5 billion plan May 11 to improve roadway safety. The plan must be approved by the state transportation commission before implementation. Last year, Iowa increased the state gas tax by 10 cents-per-gallon. Read More.


California’s transportation funding cuts continue to affect local projects as two road rehabilitation projects in Eureka are delayed by two years. Read More.

Meanwhile, a recent TRIP report released May 11 found that only three out of the 20 most-critical transportation projects in California’s Bay Area are fully funded. (Read More) In Sacramento, 15 key transportation projects will not be fully funded by 2020. Read More.

Measures to increase transportation funding in California’s legislature lack the bipartisan support needed to achieve a two-thirds majority, the amount of votes necessary to increase taxes in the state. Read More.