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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
In Ohio, Hamilton County voters narrowly approved a sales tax increase to raise $130 million additional annual revenue for transportation. Issue 7 raised the county sales tax by 0.8 percent to 7.8 percent for the next 25 years. The money will be applied to bus [...]
I-976 was a 2019 ballot measure that repeals state and local authority to impose certain vehicle taxes and fees, limits state and local license fees to $30, requires regional transit authorities to retired bonds early where allowed, and implements many other changes. These adjustments are [...]
The Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (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. Each one digs into the politics, issues, media, and major players involved in the [...]
In Douglas County, Nebraska, voters approved a countywide ballot to borrow $200 million for pavement rehabilitation and reconstruction. This measure passed with 73 percent support despite economic pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more>> These states say declining motor fuel tax revenue collections [...]
Rural America faces a $211 billion transportation backlog according to TRIP, The Road Information Program. Its lates research shows conditions will be exacerbated by declines in revenue associated with COVID-19. Read more>> These states say declining motor fuel tax revenue collections due to [...]
Connecticut’s transportation program is running out of money due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but state lawmakers insist they will not raise the gas tax or impose higher tolls. Their short-term solution is to borrow more money. Read more>> Since 2004, [...]