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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
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 [...]
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 [...]
These states say declining motor fuel tax revenue collections due to reduced traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting transportation construction and repair projects: The Missouri Department of Transportation (MDOT) has delayed bidding on five projects totaling almost $45 million, and expects state transportation [...]
Construction crews in most states continued to work on critical transportation infrastructure projects while taking COVID-19 precautions, according to a March 23-27 of ARTBA members. Nearly 75% of respondents expected financial or material disruptions, and two-thirds were experiencing changes or adjustments to project schedules. Read more>> [...]
Facing a state budget shortfall, Texas lawmakers are considering diverting revenue from the general sales tax intended for transportation construction as part of an upcoming budget. The funding stream had been overwhelmingly approved by voters in November 2015. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) told the [...]
State Legislative Activity The South Carolina Senate introduced a deal to increase transportation funding by $400 million, transferred annually from the state’s General Fund. The Senate will debate the bill on March 8. Read More. After passing competing bills, Indiana lawmakers entered conference committee in [...]