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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Minnesota state officials said Feb. 4 spending on a $2 billion light rail project scheduled to begin service in 2023 would continue, spurring the state’s economic momentum and keeping a potential recession at bay. Read More>> Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks on Feb. 5 called attention to a $1 [...]
Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz (D) has indicated support for a gas tax increase, a view echoed by the new Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher. Kelliher has stated that she considers a gas tax more regressive than an income tax, but believes a gas tax is [...]
A Nov. 6 California ballot measure will decide whether to mandate a state referendum for any gas tax increases, retroactive to January 2017. The immediate impact would be the repeal of Senate Bill (SB) 1, which raises an estimated $5.2 billion annually for transportation infrastructure [...]
Updated resource: Read ARTBA-TIAC’s “State Motor Fuel Tax Increases: 2013 - 2018” handout to learn about the 27 states that have raised or adjusted their gas taxes since 2013. A spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) said that federal funding uncertainty is adding [...]
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 Ohio Senate on March 1 approved a two-year budget measure that will provide $7.8 billion in transportation funding. The measure would also permit counties to levy an additional $5 motor vehicle registration tax (subject to voter approval). The bill now goes to the Senate [...]