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December 20: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

  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 [...]

December 20, 2019|

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|

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