Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) is pledging to restore state road funding by ending Kansas Department of Transportation revenue diversions by 2023. Kelly has proposed completing 20 unfinished projects and $5 billion on maintenance over the next decade. Read more>>

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will shift $3.15 billion from local roads to highways over the next nine years as the state adjusts to declining road revenue. The state must also prepare to replace $400 million annually in public transit funding due to predicted losses from the Pennsylvania Turnpike after 2022. Read More>>

 

Colorado legislators and outside groups are working to address the state’s multibillion-dollar project backlog and future transportation needs. Republican legislators have proposed reallocating $300 million for these purposes; however, Democrats say they are reluctant to divert funding without a compensating increase in revenue. Read More>>

 

The Arkansas Highway Commission is holding public meetings to discuss the Nov. 3 ballot proposal to permanently retain a one-half percent sales tax for road preservation now set to expire in 2023. Arkansas Department of Transportation Director Scott E. Bennett said many people attending the meetings support retaining the funding. Read More>>

 

Georgia Transportation Alliance Executive Director Seth Millican warned that the state’s unmet investment needs could top $120 billion over the next 30 years. Georgia will need another $2.7 billion annually just for freight and logistics infrastructure needs, Millican says. He also noted that 1.5 million more cars are anticipated to hit Georgia’s roads between 2015 and 2030. Read more>>

 

Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, needs $60 million to $80 million worth of road repairs and lacks the financial resources to fix them, officials say. The county’s 292 miles of roads haven’t been paved in an average of 75 years. Read More>>

 

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) plans to spend $730 million in fiscal year 2020-2021. Approximately $420 million will be devoted to preservation and sustainability, with $61 million on safety. LDOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson warned there were limited resources for local transportation projects. Read More>>