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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
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 [...]
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 North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) estimates a $300 million reduction in revenue from declining gas tax and [...]
Wyoming state legislators are exploring transportation revenue and safety solutions as they face a $135 million annual shortfall. Their proposals to make up the revenue include new tolls, a road usage charge, and increasing the state’s 24-cents-per-gallon fuel tax, unchanged since 2014. Read more>> [...]
In Douglas County, Nebraska, voters approved a countywide ballot to borrow $200 million for pavement rehabilitation and reconstruction. This measure passed with 73 percent support despite economic pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more>> These states say declining motor fuel tax revenue collections [...]
Connecticut’s transportation program is running out of money due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but state lawmakers insist they will not raise the gas tax or impose higher tolls. Their short-term solution is to borrow more money. Read more>> Since 2004, [...]
The Maine Highway Fund will drop by as much as 40 percent--$74 million over the next five months--due to declining fuel tax revenue, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. The agency had anticipated significant federal aid, which has not yet materialized. Read more>> [...]