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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
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 [...]
Large trucks on the Indiana Toll Road will see 35-percent fee increases starting Oct. 5 as part of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s (R) plan to increase state transportation funding by an additional $1 billion. The increase, which amended an existing contract and did not require legislative [...]