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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) Oct. 21 approved a $1.9 billion infrastructure bond, the largest public works package in state history. The revenue will build roads and bridges, as well as wastewater treatment infrastructure, parks and trails. The state legislature passed the bill with overwhelming [...]
The latest TRIP report released June 1 found that with over half of Mississippi’s roads in poor or mediocre condition, and 12 percent of the state’s bridges struggling with structural deficiencies, poor transportation infrastructure is costing Mississippi drivers a total of $2.9 billion annually. Read [...]
Since the passage of "Rhodeworks," a plan approved by the state legislature in 2016 to fund bridge repairs with a toll on heavy commercial trucks, Rhode Island has issued $60 million more construction contracts than in the prior year and added 800 construction jobs. Forty-eight projects [...]
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 [...]
Forty-four bills to increase transportation funding have been considered in 23 states so far in the 2016 legislative session, according to an updated report from the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center. Of those considering methods to increase transportation funding, eight states—Alaska, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New [...]
A bill to increase the state gas tax by 1 cent-per-gallon (starting July 1, 2015), revisited every two years to reflect increases based on the rate of inflation; increase vehicle inspection fees from $39 to $55; and raise court fees drivers pay to dispute fines for traffic [...]