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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
In Idaho, House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer (R) proposed legislation to transfer $272 million from the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund for a new account to help pay for transportation projects. Read more>> Gov. Brad Little (R) also supports further transportation investment. He has proposed a [...]
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) Jan. 6 proposed a three-step plan to increase state transportation funding in Fiscal Years 2020 to 2022. He confronted the state’s inability to update roads and transit systems in his annual budget presentation, identifying the effort as a “platform for [...]
American motorists continue driving billions of miles on already stressed roads and highways. The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) latest report shows 285.1 billion total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in October 2019, a 1 percent increase from October 2018. The FHWA also found that 2019 cumulative [...]
The North Carolina Department of Transportation will submit a financial proposal by Jan. 15 detailing their projected spending, control measures, and policies. As a response to the department’s previous budgeting problems, the new plan will consider financial obstacles and potential natural disaster damage. Read more>> [...]
The Washington State Transportation Commission will propose a "by-the-mile" tax by Jan 13. to replace the state's 49.4 cents-per-gallon gas tax over concern that increased fuel efficiency will dilute its effectiveness to raise sufficient revenue. The commission recommends implementing a 2.4-cents-per-mile tax with hybrid [...]
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) signed a measure Dec. 18 that will impose the 4.85 percent state sales tax to gasoline purchases at the pump and increase the state diesel tax. This will result in an initial 12-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase and 6-cents-per-gallon diesel tax [...]