The Utah Legislature has repealed an unpopular tax reform package that could have generated $170 million in transportation investment in 2021. The move came soon after a citizen’s referendum reached the required signature threshold to be placed on the November ballot. House Majority Leader Francis Gibson (R-Mapleton) said tax reform will be addressed again, likely during the 2021 legislative session. Read More>>

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) proposed a 4-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase, expected to generate $1 billion over four years, to help fund a $3.7 billion transportation plan. Northam’s plan would primarily boost rail service funding. Read More>>

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s 10-year, $19.4 billion transportation plan is set for a fast track vote next week in the General Assembly. The plan would raise up to $180 million annually from tolls. Read More>>

Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz presented a long-term highway plan to identify and deploy major projects every two years. Lawmakers are expected to adopt a plan this session. Read More>>

This post was written by Quintin McClellan, ARTBA Research Specialist.