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COVID-19 Pandemic: State Transportation Funding Updates

  These states say declining motor fuel tax revenue collections due to reduced traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting transportation construction and repair projects: The Missouri Department of Transportation (MDOT) has delayed bidding on five projects totaling almost $45 million, and expects state transportation [...]

April 24, 2020|

September 12: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

The Arkansas Department of Transportation will hold six meetings early next year to announce proposed transportation projects, which will hinge on voter approval of a 0.5 percent sales tax ballot measure in November 2020. Meanwhile, the legislative question committee is meeting with political consultants to prepare a [...]

September 12, 2019|

Jan. 24: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

In North Dakota local governments, farmers, and highway construction companies pressed for a 7-cent increase to fund road projects. Senate Finance and Taxation Committee chairman, Sen. Dwight Cook (R- 34) said the raise on the state’s current 23-cent-per-gallon gas tax might be too high, and [...]

January 24, 2019|

Dec. 15: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

The Nebraska Department of Transportation has told state lawmakers that it faces a $6 billion budget gap over the next two decades. Read More>> The Texas Department of Transportation has decided to exclude new tolling projects from the agency’s updated 10-year construction program. Read More>> [...]

December 15, 2017|

Nov. 22: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

A group of state business organizations, elected officials, and transportation advocacy organizations have formed a coalition to raise awareness of the need for increased funding in Texas metro areas. Texans for Traffic Relief will work to educate residents on the benefits of managed toll lanes and counteract some [...]

November 21, 2017|

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