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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is continuing construction plans for nearly $400 million in projects across the state, despite the pandemic. In addition, the state will grant $158 million from a January fuel tax increase to local safety projects. Prior to this tax, [...]
A $190 million transportation bond measure has been withdrawn from the May 19 ballot in Bend, Oregon due to uncertainties in the municipal bond market brought on by the COVID-19 epidemic. The goal is to put the bond package, which proposes dozens of projects aimed [...]
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 [...]