Several Massachusetts state representatives say they will try to increase the state’s $.24-per-gallon gasoline tax next month. State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D – Pittsfield) has also proposed a pilot program to study a vehicle miles traveled fee. Read more>>
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) and Democratic state legislators plan to convene a special session in January to vote on a long-term transportation proposal and state bonding initiatives. Democratic leaders still oppose Republican-supported road funding proposals that rely on state budget reserves. Read more>>
Some Indiana municipalities will receive reduced road funding in the coming years due to the growing number of applications for the money, according to Lawrence County Commissioner Rodney Fish. An estimated $100 million in state matching funds will be available for communities in 2020. Read more>>
Colorado could receive $14 million to $80 million more in annual revenue if new fees to fund infrastructure costs and reduce emissions are implemented. This estimate comes from a Colorado Department of Transportation study that explores trends of emerging transportation methods such as car rentals, ridesharing apps, food delivery apps, and e-commerce deliveries. Read more>>
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) transportation funding plan will include new revenues sources and restore money shifted to Metro from local governments, said Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine. Valentine also warned that without increased funding, inflation and construction costs will reduce transportation work next year. Read more>>
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) says she plans to unveil a long-term road funding proposal in January. The Republican-led state legislature has voted to restore more than half of the $630 million in general state funding Whitmer vetoed in September. Read more>>
Several states that began transportation investment campaigns in 2019 are expected to continue the effort in 2020. See TIAC’s States to Watch in 2020 article for more information.