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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
What happening: President Joe Biden today is unveiling $387 billion for transportation infrastructure improvements during an event in Pittsburgh. The American Jobs Plan (AJP) is billed as a proposal to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure systems while generating employment opportunities and economic growth. It includes investment [...]
State legislators in 32 states introduced 113 transportation funding measures in the first two months of 2021, according to ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC). They are seeking to bridge construction and repair revenue shortfalls created by past failures to keep up with investment needs, [...]
Rhode Island voters March 2 overwhelmingly approved a $71.7 million transportation funding bond. The measure received the highest support--over 80 percent-- of seven bonds in a special election, including questions on housing, education and the arts. Rhode Island voters have approved 22 bond measures since [...]
State legislators in half the country introduced 61 transportation funding measures during January, according to ARTBA's Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC). They are seeking to bridge construction and repair revenue shortfalls created by past failures to keep up with investment needs, economic disruption caused by [...]
By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA Trucking interests have sued Rhode Island over its “RhodeWorks” tolling program, jeopardizing millions of dollars in toll revenue in the state. The federal district court litigation, which was initiated in early 2020, could have [...]
Jan. 15 Update: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) has signed into law a $16.5 billion transportation funding bond bill. The governor vetoed rideshare fee increases in the same bill, stating that travel patterns need to be reassessed post-pandemic before instituting new fees. Original Post: Massachusetts [...]