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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) proposal to raise $3.5 billion in one-time revenue for state roads Jan. 30 won unanimous approval from the State Transportation Commission. The bond will nearly double the state’s road funding over the next five years, allowing the Michigan Department of [...]
In Idaho, House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer (R) proposed legislation to transfer $272 million from the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund for a new account to help pay for transportation projects. Read more>> Gov. Brad Little (R) also supports further transportation investment. He has proposed a [...]
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) Jan. 6 proposed a three-step plan to increase state transportation funding in Fiscal Years 2020 to 2022. He confronted the state’s inability to update roads and transit systems in his annual budget presentation, identifying the effort as a “platform for [...]
The North Carolina Department of Transportation will submit a financial proposal by Jan. 15 detailing their projected spending, control measures, and policies. As a response to the department’s previous budgeting problems, the new plan will consider financial obstacles and potential natural disaster damage. Read more>> [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]