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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: Michigan transportation experts estimated an 8.5 percent decline in transportation revenues for the current fiscal year due to decreased traffic [...]
In Ohio, Hamilton County voters narrowly approved a sales tax increase to raise $130 million additional annual revenue for transportation. Issue 7 raised the county sales tax by 0.8 percent to 7.8 percent for the next 25 years. The money will be applied to bus [...]
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MDOT) said it will have to eliminate nearly $800 million in planned projects if Congress fails to approve new transportation funding by November 2020. If federal funding isn't reauthorized in time nearly 300 of the 1,437 projects planned through [...]
Gov. Kay Ivey (R) and the Alabama Department of Transportation have allocated significant funds for roads and bridges as a part of the 2019 Rebuild Alabama Act. The legislation requires the state to save $10 million from gas tax revenue for transportation improvements. In [...]
American motorists continue driving billions of miles on already stressed roads and highways. The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) latest report shows 285.1 billion total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in October 2019, a 1 percent increase from October 2018. The FHWA also found that 2019 cumulative [...]
Monroe County, Michigan on Jan.25 cancelled its snow removal contract with the state transportation department due to concerns that winter transportation maintenance expenses could jeopardize its funding for summer projects. Read More>> Additionally, Michigan’s Consensus Policy Project, composed of former state lawmakers, on Jan. 31 proposed raising the [...]