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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Reduced traffic volumes are expected to cause a decline in state fuel tax, toll, and user fee revenue which could delay thousands of projects nationwide. To prevent major cuts to projects transportation agencies have asked Congress for an immediate $50 billion and a plan [...]
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) is pledging to restore state road funding by ending Kansas Department of Transportation revenue diversions by 2023. Kelly has proposed completing 20 unfinished projects and $5 billion on maintenance over the next decade. Read more>> The Pennsylvania Department [...]
Maine needs an extra $232 million annually to meet its road and bridge repair needs as construction costs continue to rise, according the Maine Department of Transportation. A committee of lawmakers, state officials, and business leaders are debating raising the state gas tax or [...]
In Massachusetts, dozens of Boston-area municipal leaders called for a 15-cent increase to the state’s 24-cents-per-gallon gas tax. This revenue would help subsidize a massive overhaul in the state’s transit and road network. Read more>> The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded [...]
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 [...]
Phoenix, Arizona, residents Aug. 27 voted to preserve light rail funding in their city. More than 62 percent supported transit investment in the fourth such referendum in 19 years. Read More>> The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) aims to complete $435 million worth of [...]