Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) proposed a $21 billion, decade-long transportation funding plan for multimodal transportation improvements. Toll assessments—beginning in 2023, and ranging from 50 cents to $7—would be used to repay federal loans for the projects. Read More>>


Also in Connecticut, state Senate Republicans unveiled a $1.5 billion transportation funding proposal that would seek to leverage federal loans by paying off pension debt and removing pension payments from the Special Transportation Fund.  It would end the use of transportation bonds after 2022 without relying on tolls. Read more>>


 In West Virginia, a $300 million funding infusion has helped initiate long-neglected secondary roads maintenance.  However, the West Virginia Division of Highways says this falls short of the $750 million annual need to adequately maintain state roads. Read more>>


The North Carolina Department of Transportation has received $200 million in emergency funding from the state legislature after hurricanes and legal settlements depleted the agency’s reserves. Next year, work will begin on half of the 900 road projects that were delayed this August. Read more>>


Maine faces a $230 million annual transportation funding gap. A blue-ribbon committee is considering a fuel tax increase, a vehicle-miles traveled tax, new tolls, and other policies to raise revenues. The panel’s first recommendation is expected by late December. Read more>>


Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) has endorsed a 2020 ballot proposal to indefinitely extend the state’s half-percent highway sales tax. The tax would raise about $205 million annually for highways and about $43 million per year for cities and counties. Read more>>


In Kentucky, a state task force has endorsed electric vehicle registration fees and annual renewal fees. The group declined to implement a mileage-based user fee. Read more>>


In Colorado, state lawmakers are considering regional or local tax hikes to generate adequate transportation funding. This comes after state voters rejected Proposition CC, a statewide tax measure to fund road improvements.

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In Tennessee, construction of the 962 projects in a $10.5 billion transportation program is now expected to take 20 years, double the original timeline. The 2017 plan is being slowed by fuel tax concessions, increasing construction costs, and federal funding delays. Read more>>