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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Jan. 15 Update: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) has signed into law a $16.5 billion transportation funding bond bill. The governor vetoed rideshare fee increases in the same bill, stating that travel patterns need to be reassessed post-pandemic before instituting new fees. Original Post: Massachusetts [...]
Massachusetts legislators are considering a bill to allow regional transportation ballot initiatives so communities have more flexibility to improve infrastructure and develop their economies. If approved, local voters would be able raise money through various taxes. The bill is in a conference committee. Read [...]
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who is seeking reelection in November, says repairing and replacing the state’s aging bridges is a top priority. Collins noted that the state has 314 bridges in poor condition, the seventh highest percentage in the country. A federal highway [...]
In California, a Sonoma County measure to renew a quarter-cent sales tax measure funding transportation projects will be on Nov. 3 ballot. This measure will generate $25 million, will extend the tax for another 20 years, and will require a two-thirds majority vote to [...]
Efforts to raise the state gas and corporate taxes to enhance the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority have been delayed by the covid-19 crisis . Read more>> A New York coalition of highway superintendents and road workers is urging lawmakers to increase funding for [...]
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 [...]