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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
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 [...]
Connecticut’s newly introduced SB 70 aims to create a state infrastructure bank to fund infrastructure improvements by financing a loan program. State Sen. Alex Bergstein (D) , who also introduced SB 102 - a separate bill that implements electronic tolls on major highways – on [...]
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) presented a $300 million annual highway funding plan on Feb. 11 to expand or improve 92 percent of the 7,900 miles of highway that supports most of the state’s traffic, creating an estimated 3,900 jobs annually and generating $8 billion [...]
Wisconsin Republican legislators on Feb. 4 suggested tolling was the best way to fund highway network repairs, however Gov. Tony Evers (D) indicated that he is more open to raising or indexing the gas tax. Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R – 63) and Senate [...]
Minnesota state officials said Feb. 4 spending on a $2 billion light rail project scheduled to begin service in 2023 would continue, spurring the state’s economic momentum and keeping a potential recession at bay. Read More>> Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks on Feb. 5 called attention to a $1 [...]
In the southeast… Alabama Sen. Pro Tem Del Marsh (R- District 12) Nov. 28 stated that the legislature would likely consider increasing the state gas tax during the 2019 legislative session. The Association of County Commissions of Alabama reported July 20 that a new gas [...]