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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Washington state diverts about 5.4 percent of its $3.6 billion in gas tax revenue to projects unrelated to roads, according to a Reason Foundation report. The state’s infrastructure ranks in the bottom half of the nation, according to a separate report. Read more>> The [...]
In Ohio, Hamilton County voters narrowly approved a sales tax increase to raise $130 million additional annual revenue for transportation. Issue 7 raised the county sales tax by 0.8 percent to 7.8 percent for the next 25 years. The money will be applied to bus [...]
Rural America faces a $211 billion transportation backlog according to TRIP, The Road Information Program. Its lates research shows conditions will be exacerbated by declines in revenue associated with COVID-19. Read more>> These states say declining motor fuel tax revenue collections due to [...]
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 [...]
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reports it met only 77 percent of its maintenance goals for 2019. WSDOT officials said, “maintenance funding is not keeping pace with the increased needs associated with system additions from new construction projects, or the inflation-adjusted costs of construction [...]
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 [...]