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Federal Data Shows Highway Usage Continues to Grow

American motorists continue driving billions of miles on already stressed roads and highways. The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) latest report shows 285.1 billion total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in October 2019, a 1 percent increase from October 2018. The FHWA also found that 2019 cumulative [...]

January 10, 2020|

December 13: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

  Several Massachusetts state representatives say they will try to increase the state's $.24-per-gallon gasoline tax next month. State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D – Pittsfield) has also proposed a pilot program to study a vehicle miles traveled fee. Read more>>   Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont [...]

December 13, 2019|

States to Watch in 2020

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 [...]

December 11, 2019|

November 14: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

  In Massachusetts, dozens of Boston-area municipal leaders called for a 15-cent increase to the state’s 24-cents-per-gallon gas tax. This revenue would help subsidize a massive overhaul in the state’s transit and road network. Read more>>   The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded [...]

November 14, 2019|

October 11: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

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>>   [...]

October 11, 2019|

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