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:

 

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) estimates a $300 million reduction in revenue from declining gas tax and toll collections. This shortfall has already delayed nearly 90 major road construction projects statewide. Read more>>

 

Acting Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Omer Osman said low fuel tax collections could reduce revenue by $300 million to $560 million and may cause project delays. Osman also said no projects have been cancelled and projects for the coming fiscal year will be announced in a few weeks. Read more>>

 

Some California lawmakers are calling to freeze the scheduled July 1 state gas tax increase to ease residents’ economic hardships associated with coronavirus. The 3.2 cents-per-gallon tax increase is estimated to generate an additional $440 million in new annual revenue.  In total, the state tax would be 50.5 cents per gallon. Read more>>

 

North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Director Bill Panos says transportation construction is about a month ahead of schedule. While NDDOT has enough revenue to last this construction season, the agency says it is pursuing transportation funding from the next federal stimulus bill. Read more>>