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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Voters in at least 19 states will decide over 200 transportation investment measures on Nov. 5 ballots. At stake is over $7 billion in new and renewed revenue for both immediate and long-term road, bridge, and public transit projects, according to the latest analysis by [...]
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) announced a $23.5 billion transportation plan to maintain roads and bridges over the next five years. The bipartisan plan is primarily funded by a 19 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase and $100 electric vehicle fee, which passed in June 2019. Read [...]
American voters will consider over 200 state and local transportation funding ballot measures on Nov. 5, an ongoing sign of how important such investment is to their communities. Join ARTBA’s “Transportation Investment Advocacy Center” on Friday, Nov. 8, for an in-depth webinar that will explore [...]
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s (R) proposal for an $18 billion transportation infrastructure bond is being considered in the state legislature. The bond would partially be backed by anticipated federal revenue, as well as a proposed new fee on carbon within vehicle fuels. Read more>> [...]
West Virginia is $5.5 billion behind the estimated amount needed to adequately complete, repair, and maintain the state road system. Deputy Highways Commissioner, Jimmy Wriston, highlighted this disparity citing a 2013 report recommending the state more than double its $1.1 billion annual road spending. Read [...]
In Michigan, the Republican-led legislature approved a $59.9 billion budget, which Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) called “a mess.” While the budget adds $400 million in general fund revenue to transportation, Whitmer says the amount is too low and shouldn’t be drawn from general funds. A [...]