Maine needs an extra $232 million annually to meet its road and bridge repair needs as construction costs continue to rise, according the Maine Department of Transportation.  A committee of lawmakers, state officials, and business leaders are debating raising the state gas tax or tapping general fund revenue to bolster maintenance funding. The committee hopes to present a plan before 2020. Read more>>


In Kentucky,  state Rep. Sal Santoro (R – 60) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce are supporting a gas tax increase to fund infrastructure repair. Santoro hopes to find common ground with Governor-elect Andy Beshear (D), who intends to prioritize infrastructure. Read more>>


The Washington state Supreme Court upheld an injunction on Initiative-976, a bill that would cap car tab fees on vehicles at $30. Several government agencies have sued over the initiative, arguing that I-976 is unconstitutional. Washington voters approved I-976 in November with 53 percent of the vote. Read more>>


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it will make $395 million in improvements to Interstate 78 in the next 12 years. However, the agency also says other planned projects will be delayed, removed, or downsized. Read more>>