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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
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 [...]
In North Dakota local governments, farmers, and highway construction companies pressed for a 7-cent increase to fund road projects. Senate Finance and Taxation Committee chairman, Sen. Dwight Cook (R- 34) said the raise on the state’s current 23-cent-per-gallon gas tax might be too high, and [...]
The latest quarterly National Highway Construction Cost Index (NHCCI) from the Federal Highway Administration includes a major revision, the first since its creation 10 years ago. The new measure reflects that highway construction costs have increased by 67 percent compared to 2003. During the same [...]
with Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Due to a constrained budget, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced July 11 that many new highway “capacity” projects to add lanes or build roads would be delayed as they focus a majority of funding on road [...]
Current low fuel prices make it a “good time” to increase motor fuel taxes in order to fund transportation projects, according to a Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research report released Feb. 15. The study concluded that businesses and residents in Indiana [...]
There’s good news and bad news to report about the condition of America’s bridges. The good news is there were 2,574 fewer structurally deficient bridges in 2015 compared to the number in 2014. The bad news is there are still 58,500 on the structurally deficient list—and [...]