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Washington Transit Loses in Nov. 5 Election

  Washington state election results are in, and Initiative 976, a measure to cap car tabs at $30, passed with 60 percent of the votes cast on Nov. 5. More than Washington state cities use car-tab fees to fund road construction, bus service transit, and [...]

November 8, 2019|

July 29: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

In response to feedback, local officials in Pinellas County, Florida, want to create a transportation solution that addresses congestion, safety, transit, job growth, affordable housing, and workforce training. Such a package is estimated to total $392 million in capital and $31.5 million annually in operations [...]

July 29, 2019|

July 3: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

The Seattle Department of Transportation has identified four promising congestion pricing options to toll drivers for driving in downtown Seattle. The front-runners under consideration are: area pricing, a road usage charge, tolling based on the type of vehicle, and tolling vehicles that enter the city center. Read More>> [...]

July 3, 2019|

May 31: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

The Seattle Transportation Department (SDOT) is exploring congestion pricing to reduce congestion and pollution while increasing transportation efficiency. SDOT  detailed the measures in a congestion pricing study and blog post. Read More>>   The Connecticut transportation fund could net between $600 million and $800 million [...]

May 31, 2019|

Jan. 10: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and several state lawmakers intend to introduce legislation that would implement tolls along Interstate Highway 81 (I-81) to generate an estimated $2.2 billion in new revenue. Northam is supportive of tolling, predicting the benefits would outweigh the costs, but has [...]

January 10, 2019|

Dec. 1: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

Washington state gas stations on Oct. 30 began posting legislatively-required stickers that explain the 68 cents-per-gallon federal and state gas tax to consumers. All state fuel pumps will receive the stickers over the next three years, which amendment sponsor Rep. Cary Condotta (R- Wenatchee) expects [...]

December 1, 2017|

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