In Douglas County, Nebraska, voters approved a countywide ballot to borrow $200 million for pavement rehabilitation and reconstruction. This measure passed with 73 percent support despite economic pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more>>

 

These states say declining motor fuel tax revenue collections due to reduced traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting transportation construction and repair projects:

  • Maryland received $479 million in federal CARES Act funds to offset drops in transit and air travel revenue, said Maryland Transportation Secretary Greg Slater. Despite this, Slater said the agency still expects to lose about $550 million this fiscal year, and almost as much again in FY 2021, which begins July 1. Read more>>

 

  • The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has forecast a $1 billion decline in revenue for state and municipal transportation projects. The agency says it is still hoping to obtain federal funding from the federal CARES Act. Read more>>

 

  • Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration said the state’s transportation infrastructure plans may be put on hold. Transportation revenues in April declined by $700 million. Read more>>

 

  • The North Carolina Department of Transportation says it expects a $300 million budget shortfall this fiscal year. In response, State Transportation Secretary J. Eric Boyette has reduced employee hours and furloughed temporary workers to save money. Read more>>