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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
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 [...]
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy approved a combined $24.5 billion capital plan for the state Turnpike Authority and Transportation Authority. Murphy also approved an average toll increase of 57 cents for passenger vehicles, set to take effect on Sept. 13. Read more>> State [...]
Montana’s 2017 Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability Act (BRSA) has allowed the state’s department of transportation to match federal highway funds. Without the BRSA increase, Montana would have lost federal funding and local governments could not have commenced their much-needed resurfacing projects. Read more. [...]
Signed into law Tennessee’s IMPROVE Act— legislation that increases the state gas tax and other transportation-related fees— was signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam (R) on April 26. The bill is estimated to generate $350 million annually. Indiana’s House Bill 1002— a bill that [...]
Legislation to gradually increase Montana’s motor fuel tax was approved by the legislature on April 22 and sent to Gov. Steve Bullock’s (D) desk for final approval. Accompanied by bills that include a new electric vehicle fee, a 3 percent increase on vehicle registrations and a [...]
Approved Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) on April 11 permitted legislation to become law that will provide $300 million in Grant Anticipation Revenue (GARVEE) bonds and reroute 1 percent of the state’s sales tax proceeds to transportation projects. The bill was approved by Idaho lawmakers [...]