Pennsylvania transportation agencies are struggling to fund operations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact revenues. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Authority said it will borrow $550 million to make its required payment to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Read More>>

Meanwhile, PennDOT is facing a multibillion-dollar loss that has been accelerated by the pandemic. On Dec. 1 Gov. Tom Wolf (D) agreed to provide short-term funding to avoid having to halt hundreds of road and bridge projects. He also vowed to explore more sustainable long-term funding solutions when the legislature convenes in January. The Pennsylvania House also responded by approving a fee for electric and hybrid vehicles. The legislation now goes to the state Senate.  Read More>>

The Wyoming Department of Transportation funding shortfall may be over $350 million annually, according to an analysis given to the state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation, Highways and Military Affair. This is nearly triple the agency’s previous estimate of $135 million annually. Read More>>

Additionally, the Wyoming Legislative Joint Revenue Committee advanced a measure to increase the state’s gas tax by 9 cents per gallon during the interim session. The measure could raise $60 million annually if approved by both chambers of the legislature and the governor. Read More>>

The Texas comptroller transferred $1.13 billion of crude oil and natural gas production tax revenues to the state’s highway fund, as required by a ballot measure approved by voters in 2014. This amount is about $500 million less than the previous fiscal year due to the impact of COVID-19 on state revenues. Read More>>