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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Massachusetts legislators are considering a bill to allow regional transportation ballot initiatives so communities have more flexibility to improve infrastructure and develop their economies. If approved, local voters would be able raise money through various taxes. The bill is in a conference committee. Read [...]
In Texas, Pflugerville residents will vote in November on whether to borrow $101.7 million to fund a local street reconstruction plan. The proposition would expand and improve dozens of city streets and intersections. Read more>> Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said 23 cities [...]
In California, transportation leaders project Caltrain will face a $71 million deficit in this fiscal year if a sales tax measure isn’t placed on the Nov. 3 ballot and passed by voters. San Francisco and other cities are lobbying for $32 billion in federal aid [...]
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who is seeking reelection in November, says repairing and replacing the state’s aging bridges is a top priority. Collins noted that the state has 314 bridges in poor condition, the seventh highest percentage in the country. A federal highway [...]
In California, a Sonoma County measure to renew a quarter-cent sales tax measure funding transportation projects will be on Nov. 3 ballot. This measure will generate $25 million, will extend the tax for another 20 years, and will require a two-thirds majority vote to [...]
Washington state diverts about 5.4 percent of its $3.6 billion in gas tax revenue to projects unrelated to roads, according to a Reason Foundation report. The state’s infrastructure ranks in the bottom half of the nation, according to a separate report. Read more>> The [...]