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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
This successful legislative campaign in the Maryland state legislature resulted in the enactment of a transportation gasoline/sales tax package that has been projected to generate $830 million per year for road and public transportation improvements. This law raised taxes on gasoline in stages over a [...]
Six states raised their gas taxes on July 1 in order to help pay for transportation projects, but an ARTBA analysis shows actual retail prices at the pump mostly fell, in line with recent patterns. Residents of Idaho, Georgia, Maryland, Rhode Island, Nebraska and Vermont [...]
By Rich Juliano, senior vice president and managing director of contractors and P3 division, ARTBA Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Maryland) announced June 25 that his administration will proceed with the Purple Line, a 16-mile light rail project connecting Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in the Washington, D.C. [...]
Increasing the gas tax does not result in a commensurate penny-to-penny increase in the retail price motorists pay at the pump, a study of the market impacts of five state gas tax increases enacted in 2013 found. The analysis, by Dr. Alison Black, chief economist [...]
The TIAC staff researches and prepares detailed case studies of recent successful—and unsuccessful—state and local legislative and ballot initiative campaigns aimed at increasing transportation infrastructure investment. For each case, the studies dig into the politics, issues, media and major players involved in the effort. You’ll [...]
This 2014 statewide ballot measure to protect Maryland’s transportation fund from diversions to non-transportation programs was overwhelmingly approved by voters, with 82% in favor of the measure. Maryland Transportation Fund Amendment_2014