The Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC) staff researches and prepares detailed case studies of successful — and unsuccessful — state and local legislative and ballot initiatives to increase transportation infrastructure investment. Each study explores the key players, politics, issues, and media involved in the effort, and summarizes campaign “best practices.”
TIAC’s case study of Virginia’s Senate Bill 890 (2020) is now available. It raises the state gas tax by 10 cents-per-gallon over two years and indexes the tax to the average wholesale price of fuel. Senate Bill 890 amends earlier laws related to transportation funds, safety programs, and revenue sources. It is expected to generate over $1.5 billion in transportation funds over the next four years. This study provides a detailed summary of the law’s effects on Virginia transportation and examines how opposing and supporting campaign strategies lead to its passage.
Read TIAC’s Virginia SB 890 case study.
Visit the ‘Campaign Case Studies’ section of the TIAC website to see previous reports. TIAC also tracks state and local transportation funding and financing developments on our blog. To contribute information to this effort, please contact the TIAC staff.