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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) Oct. 21 approved a $1.9 billion infrastructure bond, the largest public works package in state history. The revenue will build roads and bridges, as well as wastewater treatment infrastructure, parks and trails. The state legislature passed the bill with overwhelming [...]
Massachusetts legislators are considering a bill to allow regional transportation ballot initiatives so communities have more flexibility to improve infrastructure and develop their economies. If approved, local voters would be able raise money through various taxes. The bill is in a conference committee. Read [...]
In California, transportation leaders project Caltrain will face a $71 million deficit in this fiscal year if a sales tax measure isn’t placed on the Nov. 3 ballot and passed by voters. San Francisco and other cities are lobbying for $32 billion in federal aid [...]
These states say declining motor fuel tax revenue collections due to reduced traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting transportation construction and repair projects: The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) estimates a $300 million reduction in revenue from declining gas tax and [...]
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy approved a combined $24.5 billion capital plan for the state Turnpike Authority and Transportation Authority. Murphy also approved an average toll increase of 57 cents for passenger vehicles, set to take effect on Sept. 13. Read more>> State [...]
Connecticut’s transportation program is running out of money due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but state lawmakers insist they will not raise the gas tax or impose higher tolls. Their short-term solution is to borrow more money. Read more>> Since 2004, [...]