Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) announced a $23.5 billion transportation plan to maintain roads and bridges over the next five years. The bipartisan plan is primarily funded by a 19 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase and $100 electric vehicle fee, which passed in June 2019Read more>>

 

In Virginia, the Commonwealth Transportation Board advanced 31 Interstate 81 improvement projects for the next six years. The board also contracted ARTBA member Corman Kokosing Construction Company to replace a Route 207 bridge in Caroline County. Read more>>

 

Connecticut communities are still waiting for $30 million in transportation funding as the legislature and Gov. Ned Lamont (D) remain at odds over his electric tolling plan. Without bonded state aid, many municipalities are tapping their snow removal and emergency reverses to road repairs and other needs. Read more>>

 

Michigan Department of Transportation Director Paul Ajegba estimated that a gas tax of about 80 cents per gallon is needed to adequately address the maintenance and repair of local and state-managed roads. Ajegba also said such a tax is “not realistic” but shows how much work is required. Read more>>