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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
American motorists continue driving billions of miles on already stressed roads and highways. The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) latest report shows 285.1 billion total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in October 2019, a 1 percent increase from October 2018. The FHWA also found that 2019 cumulative [...]
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) announced a $23.5 billion transportation plan to maintain roads and bridges over the next five years. The bipartisan plan is primarily funded by a 19 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase and $100 electric vehicle fee, which passed in June 2019. Read [...]
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>> [...]
The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving a total of $225 million to 18 states with bridges in poor condition. With funding from the Competitive Highway Bridge Program each state should be able to rehabilitate at least two bridges. Read More>> Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) is [...]
Phoenix, Arizona, residents Aug. 27 voted to preserve light rail funding in their city. More than 62 percent supported transit investment in the fourth such referendum in 19 years. Read More>> The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) aims to complete $435 million worth of [...]
Illinois lawmakers June 2 overwhelmingly approved a measure expected to generate $1.8 billion annually in new transportation revenue, with 80 percent dedicated to highway maintenance, construction, bridge repair, congestion relief, and aviation-related construction, and 20 percent for rail and public transit facilities. The revenue will [...]