Open Section Menu ^
TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
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 [...]
Maine needs an extra $232 million annually to meet its road and bridge repair needs as construction costs continue to rise, according the Maine Department of Transportation. A committee of lawmakers, state officials, and business leaders are debating raising the state gas tax or [...]
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) proposed a $21 billion, decade-long transportation funding plan for multimodal transportation improvements. Toll assessments—beginning in 2023, and ranging from 50 cents to $7—would be used to repay federal loans for the projects. Read More>> Also in Connecticut, state [...]
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 Arkansas Department of Transportation will hold six meetings early next year to announce proposed transportation projects, which will hinge on voter approval of a 0.5 percent sales tax ballot measure in November 2020. Meanwhile, the legislative question committee is meeting with political consultants to prepare a [...]
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 [...]