Large trucks on the Indiana Toll Road will see 35-percent fee increases starting Oct. 5 as part of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s (R) plan to increase state transportation funding by an additional $1 billion. The increase, which amended an existing contract and did not require legislative approval, was approved by the Indiana Finance Authority on Sept. 20. Of the new revenue, $790 million would be used for highway improvements, and the remaining funds would go towards airports, broadband access, and hiking, biking and riding trails. Gov. Holcomb stated that this increase will bring the state in line with what neighboring states charge large trucks for toll road usage. Read More>>

West Virginia’s 2017 measure to increase funding by $2.8 billion has enabled hundreds of transportation construction projects to proceed, though setbacks have occurred with two projects that received bids well over original estimates. Read More>>

Fifty percent of Wisconsin’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition, and deteriorating, congested or unsafe roads and bridges are costing drivers $6.8 billion statewide annually, according to a Sept. 18 report released by TRIP. Read More>>

Over 300 bridges in Connecticut are structurally deficient, according to a Sept. 20 report from TRIP. Read More>>

Arkansas state Sen. Breanne Davis (R-Russellville) requested on Sept. 20 that incoming Senate President Jim Hendren (R- Gravette) assist stakeholders and lawmakers with creating a transportation funding proposal ready for introduction when the legislature convenes in January. Read More>>