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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
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 [...]
The ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on general fund and transportation-specific revenues is among the most prominent challenges facing U.S. states in 2021. Some states might delay raising taxes or fees until their economies stabilize. Others might wait to see what the new Biden [...]
Pennsylvania transportation agencies are struggling to fund operations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact revenues. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Authority said it will borrow $550 million to make its required payment to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Read More>> Meanwhile, PennDOT is facing a [...]