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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 [...]
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 [...]
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MDOT) said it will have to eliminate nearly $800 million in planned projects if Congress fails to approve new transportation funding by November 2020. If federal funding isn't reauthorized in time nearly 300 of the 1,437 projects planned through [...]
Washington State House Democrats released their 2021 transportation budget with a $453 million shortfall. The key reason for the gap is Initiative 976, the measure approved by voters last fall that capped car taxes at $30 and repealed transportation benefit district fees. State officials predict [...]
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will pay the full cost of municipal road safety projects approved by the agency. ODOT will use revenue from the gas tax increase to pay for about $158 million in safety projects; one of the selling points that [...]
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 [...]