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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
On Aug. 22 a Colorado measure to utilize $3.5 billion in bonds for transportation improvements was added to the upcoming Nov. 6 general election ballot. The citizen-initiated proposal exceed the required 98,492 qualifying signatures required. Another measure that would increase the state sales tax by [...]
Ohio Department of Transportation director Jerry Wray expressed concern that the state is falling behind on transportation projects, with 90 percent of the agency’s spending going to rehabilitating and maintaining existing roads and bridges and neglecting needed capacity-building projects. Read More>> Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (R) urged the [...]
The Nebraska Department of Transportation has told state lawmakers that it faces a $6 billion budget gap over the next two decades. Read More>> The Texas Department of Transportation has decided to exclude new tolling projects from the agency’s updated 10-year construction program. Read More>> [...]
All New Jersey incumbent state lawmakers who faced reelection during the June 6 Primary Election advanced to the Nov. 7 General Election, reinforcing earlier findings which concluded that the decision to vote for legislation to increase a state gas tax has little impact on re-election rates. Sixty-two lawmakers who [...]
Enacted Legislation Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) on March 25 approved legislation that permits the department of transportation to authorize up to $1 billion in general obligation (GO) bonds over the next four years to accelerate transportation projects. Gov. Herbert signed into law another bill [...]
While Minnesota ranks eighth highest on highway spending per capita and 18th highest on its share of statewide highway spending in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), when costs are adjusted to factor in unique challenges to the state—such as harsh winter weather and population size— it drops to [...]