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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Five of six Arkansas state lawmakers who supported last year’s gas tax increase and faced March 3 primary opposition won their race, and 68 transportation investment supporters faced no opposition in their contest. Their success is consistent with the results of thousands of races the [...]
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) is pledging to restore state road funding by ending Kansas Department of Transportation revenue diversions by 2023. Kelly has proposed completing 20 unfinished projects and $5 billion on maintenance over the next decade. Read more>> The Pennsylvania Department [...]
State lawmakers face many transportation investment challenges during their 2020 legislative sessions, including the distraction of their own reelection campaigns. Four states do not have regular sessions in 2020, and six others meet for less than two months. Several states that began transportation investment campaigns [...]
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 [...]
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on March 12 signed into law legislation to raise the state gas tax by 3 cents-per-gallon and diesel tax by 6 cents-per-gallon (effective Oct. 1) and add an additional levy based on the average wholesale price of fuel. Senate Bill [...]
Arkansas lawmakers voted on March 7 to place a half-cent sales tax increase renewal on the 2020 ballot. The measure, originally approved in 2012, is projected to raise approximately $205 million annually for state highways. House Joint Resolution 1018 (HJR 1018) is part of a [...]