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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
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 [...]
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is urging state legislators to present a transportation funding proposal. The chamber president said improvements to interstate highways, trunk lines, county roads, and local streets are critical to supporting state industries. Read More>> The recently approved Wisconsin state budget [...]
In West Virginia, construction and maintenance bids on the first round of “Road to Prosperity” bond projects are $1.1 billion, or 37 percent, higher than projected. Transportation Secretary Byrd White says these increases are due to the rising costs of construction materials, a limited pool [...]
Montana’s 2017 Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability Act (BRSA) has allowed the state’s department of transportation to match federal highway funds. Without the BRSA increase, Montana would have lost federal funding and local governments could not have commenced their much-needed resurfacing projects. Read more. [...]