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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who is seeking reelection in November, says repairing and replacing the state’s aging bridges is a top priority. Collins noted that the state has 314 bridges in poor condition, the seventh highest percentage in the country. A federal highway [...]
In Ohio, Hamilton County voters narrowly approved a sales tax increase to raise $130 million additional annual revenue for transportation. Issue 7 raised the county sales tax by 0.8 percent to 7.8 percent for the next 25 years. The money will be applied to bus [...]
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) is pledging to restore state road funding by ending Kansas Department of Transportation revenue diversions by 2023. Kelly has proposed completing 20 unfinished projects and $5 billion on maintenance over the next decade. Read more>> The Pennsylvania Department [...]
State lawmakers face many transportation investment challenges during their 2020 legislative sessions, including the distraction of their own reelection campaigns. Four states do not have regular sessions in 2020, and six others meet for less than two months. Several states that began transportation investment campaigns [...]
In North Dakota local governments, farmers, and highway construction companies pressed for a 7-cent increase to fund road projects. Senate Finance and Taxation Committee chairman, Sen. Dwight Cook (R- 34) said the raise on the state’s current 23-cent-per-gallon gas tax might be too high, and [...]
A Nov. 6 California ballot measure will decide whether to mandate a state referendum for any gas tax increases, retroactive to January 2017. The immediate impact would be the repeal of Senate Bill (SB) 1, which raises an estimated $5.2 billion annually for transportation infrastructure [...]