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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) Jan. 6 proposed a three-step plan to increase state transportation funding in Fiscal Years 2020 to 2022. He confronted the state’s inability to update roads and transit systems in his annual budget presentation, identifying the effort as a “platform for [...]
The Washington State Transportation Commission will propose a "by-the-mile" tax by Jan 13. to replace the state's 49.4 cents-per-gallon gas tax over concern that increased fuel efficiency will dilute its effectiveness to raise sufficient revenue. The commission recommends implementing a 2.4-cents-per-mile tax with hybrid [...]
Several Massachusetts state representatives say they will try to increase the state's $.24-per-gallon gasoline tax next month. State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D – Pittsfield) has also proposed a pilot program to study a vehicle miles traveled fee. Read more>> Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont [...]
State lawmakers face many transportation investment challenges during their 2020 legislative sessions, including the distraction of their own reelection campaigns. Four states do not have regular sessions in 2020, and six others meet for less than two months. Several states that began transportation investment campaigns [...]
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) announced a $23.5 billion transportation plan to maintain roads and bridges over the next five years. The bipartisan plan is primarily funded by a 19 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase and $100 electric vehicle fee, which passed in June 2019. Read [...]
In a show of bipartisanship, Virginia’s Republican-controlled legislature April 3 passed Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) $280 million annual funding plan for Interstate 81 and other highway improvements. The revenue comes from a local 2.1 percent tax on the average wholesale price of fuel in districts [...]