The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is facing a $135 million shortfall to maintain current road conditions, $72 million of which consists of maintenance projects, according to a March 8 report. Read More>>
Pennsylvania could lose $18.5 billion in transportation revenue over the next 12 years due to federal and state risks, according to a March 12 state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) report. PennDOT’s highway, bridge, and public transit needs are already underfunded by approximately $3.7 billion annually. Read More>>
Michigan needs more transportation funding despite investment from the state’s 2015 road funding package, according to a March 13 TRIP report. The report shows that almost half of Michigan’s major roads are in poor or mediocre condition, more than one in 10 bridges are structurally deficient, and that current funding cannot fully address the significant deterioration of the system or volume it carries. Read More>>
Legislators in Massachusetts are debating indexing the state’s gas tax to the Consumer Price Index, according to a Chamber of Commerce event. Indexing the tax is projected to be a tough sell to other legislators and to voters, who repealed indexing in 2014. Read More>>
As a continuation of a three-year project the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) said March 12 it is gaging public opinion on road usage charge systems as an alternative to the state fuel tax, which is becoming less effective as cars become more efficient. Read More>>
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) does not have the revenue to cover a $335 million transportation construction project – just one of dozens across the state – if Gov. Mike DeWine’s (R) proposal to raise the gas tax by 18 cents a gallon is not passed, a department spokesman said March 13. The increase would enable ODOT to get caught up on construction and maintenance, while a smaller tax hike would mean projects would take longer to complete and cost more. Read More>>
Make sure to catch these updates as well!
- March 12: Arkansas Governor Approves Gas Tax Hike, Other Measures for Road Funds
- March 12: Alabama Lawmakers Approve Transportation Investment Measure
- Introducing ARTBA’s “Transportation Investment Advocacy Center” New Logo
- ARTBA-TIAC has an updated resource on “State Electric Vehicle Fees” available! The handout provides information on the 22 states that have implemented a registration fee for electric vehicles. Download the report.