Reduced traffic volumes are expected to cause a decline in state fuel tax, toll, and user fee revenue which could delay thousands of projects nationwide. To prevent major cuts to projects transportation agencies have asked Congress for an immediate $50 billion and a plan that doubles regular federal funding for state transportation agencies. Read more>>


In Ohio, decreased traffic is accelerating some projects while others are delayed due to a lack of funding. The Ohio Department of Transportation predicts reduced funding will negatively impact the next construction season. Read more>>


In South Carolina, reduced traffic volume also means decreased transportation revenue, even as roads are getting repaved more quickly. South Carolina Department of Transportation Board (SCDOT) Chairman Tony Cox said the gas tax revenue is down about 30 percent, and SCDOT may need to tap other funds to compensate for the decrease. Read more>>


Colorado state Sen. Bob Rankin (R-Carbondale) says new road construction may be postponed because transportation projects are unlikely to receive additional general fund revenue. The Joint Budget Committee is planning for a shortfall of up to $3 billion, though the state expects to receive nearly $2 billion in federal stimulus money. Read more>>


Louisiana industry leaders say federal infrastructure funding would help revive the state’s economy and alleviate its longstanding multimodal transportation needs. Louisiana has a $14 billion backlog of road and bridge projects. Read more>>


The Florida Department of Transportation is directing $2.1 billion in previously allocated funds to accelerate 10 road projects while traffic remains decreased. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said he wants to take advantage of the lull in traffic while his stay-at-home order is in place. Read more>> 


The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced a reduction in gas tax revenues, as pump prices and traffic volume decline. IDOT says it will continue work in progress. The agency adds that it is too early to tell how funding reductions will impact future projects. Read more>>


Virginia transportation construction could face significant decreases in funding due to COVID-19. State lawmakers say they won’t adopt a new project plan until they see updated budget forecasts. That means the current plan could remain in place for up to an extra year. Read more>>


The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will receive less revenue because traffic volumes have decreased by almost half this week. ODOT Press Secretary Matt Bruning said municipalities will be impacted and the loss in revenue could reduce the number of projects the state is able to complete later this year. Read more>>


Missouri airports will receive a  total $152.5 million from the CARES Act to support operations during the pandemic. U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said that because air travel has declined an estimated 96 percent, it is important for airports to accommodate emergency travel and rebound to full capacity when regular travel resumes. Read more>>


Pennsylvania’s transportation system repair efforts could be delayed by reduced fuel tax revenues and other financial fallout from COVID-19. The state has identified $11.9 billion in needed bridge repairs, a decrease from $12.7 billion in the year prior, but this progress could be slowed by a lack of revenue. Read more>>


In Wisconsin, the construction of 371 roadway projects are set to proceed as scheduled this construction season. In collaboration with contractors, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced that work on more than 65 projects is already underway. Read more>>


The Mississippi Department of Transportation is bracing for a decline in gas tax revenue as the lag in tax collection closes. Transportation  commissioner John Caldwell said the revenue dip will affect the summer and fall construction cycle and possibly linger into next year. Read more>>