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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) announced a $23.5 billion transportation plan to maintain roads and bridges over the next five years. The bipartisan plan is primarily funded by a 19 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase and $100 electric vehicle fee, which passed in June 2019. Read [...]
West Virginia is $5.5 billion behind the estimated amount needed to adequately complete, repair, and maintain the state road system. Deputy Highways Commissioner, Jimmy Wriston, highlighted this disparity citing a 2013 report recommending the state more than double its $1.1 billion annual road spending. Read [...]
In Michigan, the Republican-led legislature approved a $59.9 billion budget, which Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) called “a mess.” While the budget adds $400 million in general fund revenue to transportation, Whitmer says the amount is too low and shouldn’t be drawn from general funds. A [...]
In Texas, $9 billion in transportation funding is expected in FY 2020-21 due to revenue from the Propositions 1 (2014) and 7 (2015) constitutional amendments. These measures have contributed about $7.8 billion to the State Highway Fund since 2017, helping Texas build new and safer [...]
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is urging Republican legislators to send her budget bills before the Sept. 30 deadline. Budget talks between Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders have slowed over transportation funding allocations. Republicans proposed moving an additional $500 million of general funds to the [...]
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is urging state legislators to present a transportation funding proposal. The chamber president said improvements to interstate highways, trunk lines, county roads, and local streets are critical to supporting state industries. Read More>> The recently approved Wisconsin state budget [...]