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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Wyoming state legislators are exploring transportation revenue and safety solutions as they face a $135 million annual shortfall. Their proposals to make up the revenue include new tolls, a road usage charge, and increasing the state’s 24-cents-per-gallon fuel tax, unchanged since 2014. Read more>> [...]
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 [...]
In Idaho, House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer (R) proposed legislation to transfer $272 million from the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund for a new account to help pay for transportation projects. Read more>> Gov. Brad Little (R) also supports further transportation investment. He has proposed a [...]
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) proposed a $21 billion, decade-long transportation funding plan for multimodal transportation improvements. Toll assessments—beginning in 2023, and ranging from 50 cents to $7—would be used to repay federal loans for the projects. Read More>> Also in Connecticut, state [...]
Due to additional transportation revenue from a 2015 fuel tax increase, the Iowa Department of Transportation's Fiscal Year 2019-2023 Improvement Program released May 8 shows over $1 billion dedicated to improve state-owned bridges and $1.8 billion to modernize and improve the safety of Iowa's highway [...]
Signed into law Tennessee’s IMPROVE Act— legislation that increases the state gas tax and other transportation-related fees— was signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam (R) on April 26. The bill is estimated to generate $350 million annually. Indiana’s House Bill 1002— a bill that [...]