Campaign Case Studies


The TIAC staff researches and prepares detailed case studies of recent successful—and unsuccessful—state and local legislative and ballot initiative campaigns aimed at increasing transportation infrastructure investment.  The each case, the studies dig into the politics, issues, media and major players involved in the effort.  You’ll also find here a summary of successful campaign “Best Practices” gleaned from this research.


  • 2013-2017 Approved Legislation to Increase Motor Fuel Taxes: From 2013-2017, 23 states increased taxes on motor fuel to support needed transportation investments. Additionally, several other states adjusted their variable-rate state gasoline formulas during this time to preserve or increase revenue for roads, bridges, transit, and more. For a quick summary on the states and legislation, download our handout.

“The quality of TIAC’s Texas case study is beyond comparison, I lived the actual campaigns they covered in the study and I felt like they knew the nuances and details of the new laws better than I do myself. I also want to thank the Council for all their help during last year’s Proposition 7 campaign last year, their resources helped educate thousands of Texans and are a big reason that Prop 7 passed by over 80% statewide.”
– Jack Ladd, Move Texas Forward