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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
The New York legislature reached a budget agreement April 1 that includes $55 billion for the state’s transportation plan, including $27.14 billion for the state Department of Transportation and $27.98 billion for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Mike Elmendorf, president of Rebuild New York Now, stated [...]
Forty-four bills to increase transportation funding have been considered in 23 states so far in the 2016 legislative session, according to an updated report from the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center. Of those considering methods to increase transportation funding, eight states—Alaska, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New [...]
Nine states adjusted their motor fuel taxes Jan. 1, with four increases tied to efforts to providing more funding for transportation infrastructure investment, and five decreases triggered by falling oil prices. Four states—Utah, Nebraska, Maryland and Florida—raised their motor fuel tax rates. Utah had the [...]
A TRIP report released Nov. 24 found poor roads and congestion in Connecticut costs urban residents an estimated $5.1 billion per year in the form of vehicle operating costs, lost time, wasted fuel, and the financial repercussions of traffic incidents. Thirty-three percent of urban roads [...]
This unsuccessful ballot referendum campaign in Hillsborough County, Florida failed to secure a transit sales tax measure in the November 2010 election. The Hillsborough County Commission passed this transit sales tax with a vote of five to two on May 13, 2010. As a result [...]
The below article was published by Matthew Ubben, president of 'Floridians for Better Transportation' and Transportation Investment Advocates Council member, in the Miami Herald on July 28, 2015. BY MATTHEW D. UBBEN bettertransportation.org Published in the Miami Herald July 28, 2015 Throughout the history of mankind, people [...]