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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.

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September 12: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

The Arkansas Department of Transportation will hold six meetings early next year to announce proposed transportation projects, which will hinge on voter approval of a 0.5 percent sales tax ballot measure in November 2020. Meanwhile, the legislative question committee is meeting with political consultants to prepare a [...]

September 12, 2019|

Dec. 22: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) told reporters Dec. 19 that he has not yet released his transportation funding plan due to a request by some Republican legislators, who are currently working on their own proposal. Read More>>  Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) included a 16 [...]

December 22, 2016|

May 26: Weekly State Transportation Funding Roundup

with Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center The Alaska legislature on May 23 began a special session to pass a FY 2017 budget and prevent a government shutdown. One of the contested measures within the budget concerns the state’s gas tax, which remains the lowest [...]

May 26, 2016|

April 26: Transportation Funding Roundup

One state calculates the impact of a 2015 transportation funding increase, two states feel the pinch of transportation funding shortfalls, and leaders in three states look to increase the state gasoline tax. *** Preliminary results from an independent study suggest that Georgia’s 2015 legislative action [...]

April 26, 2016|

Feb. 17: States Considering Transportation Funding Legislation

Forty-four bills to increase transportation funding have been considered in 23 states so far in the 2016 legislative session, according to an updated report from the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center. Of those considering methods to increase transportation funding, eight states—Alaska, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New [...]

February 17, 2016|

Jan. 28: State News Roundup

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) proposed an increase in the state motor fuel tax during his Jan. 26 State-of-the-State address. Read More *** A plan to increase the Alaskan state gas tax received its first legislative hearing Jan. 26. The state is currently facing a [...]

January 28, 2016|

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