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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) May 17 signed legislation raising the annual electric vehicle registration fee by $130. The new revenue will supplement the Road Use Tax Fund, which supports transportation construction and maintenance. Read More>> More than two-fifths of Illinois’ major roads are [...]
Missouri voters last year rejected a transportation funding measure despite the state’s $800 million annual shortfall for roads and bridges. Why? ARTBA’s “Transportation Investment Advocacy Center”™ (ARTBA-TIAC) in a new report explores how the $400 million annual funding measure introduced by the state legislature failed [...]
Minnesota state officials said Feb. 4 spending on a $2 billion light rail project scheduled to begin service in 2023 would continue, spurring the state’s economic momentum and keeping a potential recession at bay. Read More>> Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks on Feb. 5 called attention to a $1 [...]
Monroe County, Michigan on Jan.25 cancelled its snow removal contract with the state transportation department due to concerns that winter transportation maintenance expenses could jeopardize its funding for summer projects. Read More>> Additionally, Michigan’s Consensus Policy Project, composed of former state lawmakers, on Jan. 31 proposed raising the [...]
Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz (D) has indicated support for a gas tax increase, a view echoed by the new Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher. Kelliher has stated that she considers a gas tax more regressive than an income tax, but believes a gas tax is [...]
A Kansas legislatively-appointed task force Nov. 28 reached consensus on 280 new transportation projects to recommend for inclusion in the next multiyear transportation plan, as well as 21 projects that were not completed in the previous plan. The projects would be worth an estimated $18 [...]