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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
State lawmakers face many transportation investment challenges during their 2020 legislative sessions, including the distraction of their own reelection campaigns. Four states do not have regular sessions in 2020, and six others meet for less than two months. Several states that began transportation investment campaigns [...]
Maine needs an extra $232 million annually to meet its road and bridge repair needs as construction costs continue to rise, according the Maine Department of Transportation. A committee of lawmakers, state officials, and business leaders are debating raising the state gas tax or [...]
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) proposed a $21 billion, decade-long transportation funding plan for multimodal transportation improvements. Toll assessments—beginning in 2023, and ranging from 50 cents to $7—would be used to repay federal loans for the projects. Read More>> Also in Connecticut, state [...]
In Massachusetts, dozens of Boston-area municipal leaders called for a 15-cent increase to the state’s 24-cents-per-gallon gas tax. This revenue would help subsidize a massive overhaul in the state’s transit and road network. Read more>> The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded [...]
American voters considered over 200 state and local transportation funding ballot measures on Nov. 5, an ongoing sign of how important such investment is to their communities. ARTBA’s “Transportation Investment Advocacy Center” hosts an in-depth webinar that explores the election results and reviews other developments [...]