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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
The Tennessee legislature gave final approval on April 24 for the “Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy” (IMPROVE) Act, a bill that will: Gradually increase the state gas tax by 6 cents-per-gallon (beginning with a 4-cent increase on July 1 and [...]
Today Indiana House and Senate leaders reported on April 19 that they had reached a deal to provide long-term transportation funding, including a 10 cents-per-gallon motor fuel tax increase (indexed to inflation for the next seven years, with a cap of 1 cent increase per [...]
Vehicle miles traveled grew 1.9 percent (4.4 billion vehicle miles) nationally in February 2017 when compared to February 2016, according to the latest report from the Federal Highway Administration. Cumulative travel in 2017 grew 2 percent (9.5 billion vehicle miles) in comparison to the same [...]
Approved Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) on April 11 permitted legislation to become law that will provide $300 million in Grant Anticipation Revenue (GARVEE) bonds and reroute 1 percent of the state’s sales tax proceeds to transportation projects. The bill was approved by Idaho lawmakers [...]
Enacted Legislation Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) on March 25 approved legislation that permits the department of transportation to authorize up to $1 billion in general obligation (GO) bonds over the next four years to accelerate transportation projects. Gov. Herbert signed into law another bill [...]
Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke (R- District 27A) expects transportation funding will be a bigger issue than anticipated in the last month of the 2017 legislative session, describing damaged roads and rough winter weather during a March 1 lunch with the Capitol press corps. Read More>> [...]