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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
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 [...]
Washington state election results are in, and Initiative 976, a measure to cap car tabs at $30, passed with 60 percent of the votes cast on Nov. 5. More than Washington state cities use car-tab fees to fund road construction, bus service transit, and [...]
Voters in 19 states Nov. 5 sent a decisive message of support for transportation investment, approving 89 percent of 305 state and local transportation ballot measures. In total, the 270 approved initiatives are expected to generate over $9.6 billion in one-time and recurring revenue, according [...]