Despite a 2017 $5.3 billion increase to the state’s highway system over 10 years, 20 percent of Oregon bridges are at risk of becoming structurally deficient in several years. Oregon earned a C- from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2019 evaluation, highlighting the unfunded critical needs of roads and bridges. Read More>>
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R – 13) plans to reject Gov. Tony Evers’ (D) proposal to increase road funding by $608 million over two years. First responders called on state legislators to pass a sustainable road funding plan to secure public safety. Read More>>
Wisconsin’s Republican state legislators are considering a mix of cash, additional borrowing, title and registration fee increases, toll roads, and higher electric vehicle fees to fund roads without raising the gas tax. But the lawmakers have not yet submitted a final proposal. Read More>>
The Connecticut Legislature June 4 passed a two-year, $43 billion budget, but failed to address highway tolls. Gov. Ned Lamont (D) plans to call a special session on electric tolling and bonding measures. Read More>>
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Learn more about 2019 transportation investment measures, funding trends, and campaign advice at the 6th Annual “National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates” on July 17 in Washington, D.C.