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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
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 [...]
West Virginia is $5.5 billion behind the estimated amount needed to adequately complete, repair, and maintain the state road system. Deputy Highways Commissioner, Jimmy Wriston, highlighted this disparity citing a 2013 report recommending the state more than double its $1.1 billion annual road spending. Read [...]
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson recommends raising the gas tax in the next two years. Read More>> Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, faces a $4.39 billion gap in transportation funding needs over the next 25 years just to maintain existing assets. The region may [...]
In Manchester, Connecticut, town board approval of an $18 million bond hinges on how the public works director prioritizes improvements to arterial roads, side streets, sidewalks, and other infrastructure vying for funding. Read More>> Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D – 19) said he [...]
Despite a 2017 $5.3 billion increase to the state’s highway system over 10 years, 20 percent of Oregon bridges are at risk of becoming structurally deficient in several years. Oregon earned a C- from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2019 evaluation, highlighting the unfunded [...]
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) expects its staff to swell by 10 percent over the next five years, adding 2,000 employees as it works on projects funded by the new gasoline tax in Senate Bill 1. Caltrans began escalating its hiring efforts a year [...]