Don’t Miss Our Free April 29 Webinar on State Campaign Success Strategies. Three advocates will share their experiences managing multi-year campaigns, harnessing public and legislative will to revisit the issue, and passing multiple bills to address their states’ shortfalls. Attendees will learn how to reach out to lawmakers and governors, maintaining momentum with coalitions and the public, successful strategies, and best practices. Register Here>>


The U.S. Department of Transportation April 23 opened applications for discretionary grant funding through its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD, grants. See more in our ARTBA Newsline story on the $900 million in funding available. Read More>>


The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a tech-policy group, on April 25 advised the federal government to replace the federal gas tax with a GPS-based national road user charge system for cars and commercial trucks. Read More>>


Localities in Ohio are planning to receive additional revenue for transportation infrastructure projects due to a 10.5-cents and 19-cents-per-gallon fuel tax increase for gasoline and diesel, respectively, set to commence July 1, 2019. Read More>>


A Louisiana House bill that could gradually increase the state gasoline tax by 24 cents-per-gallon over 12 years could fund nearly $1 billion of highway and bridge projects if approved. State Representative Steve Carter (R – Baton Rouge) April 23 removed a controversial provision that would have redirected sales tax revenue to satisfy legislators reticent to vote for tax increases. Read More>>


The Minnesota Department of Transportation April 22 estimated the state needs an extra $18 billion over two decades, in addition to current revenue, to maintain road and bridge conditions. Debate continues over a 20 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase proposed by Gov. Tim Walz (DFL).  Read More>>


More than $4 billion of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s revenue has been diverted to other areas of government over the past six years, according to results of a recent audit released April 25. Under the state constitution, proceeds from the Motor License Fund are only to be used for the safety, construction, and repair of roads and bridges, however proposals to remedy this issue are meeting resistance from legislators. Read More>>


Michigan Senate Republicans April 23 announced their intention to divert $600 million in state income tax revenue to road repairs in 2020, a year in advance from what was originally approved in the 2015 transportation investment legislation. Read More>>