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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
Colorado faces a $9 billion transportation project backlog due to competing legislative priorities and conflicting budget forecasts. Lawmakers provided a $2.5 billion boost for transportation over the past two sessions. Now, the best funding prospect is to hope predictions of excess revenue prevail over gloomier [...]
Monroe County, Michigan on Jan.25 cancelled its snow removal contract with the state transportation department due to concerns that winter transportation maintenance expenses could jeopardize its funding for summer projects. Read More>> Additionally, Michigan’s Consensus Policy Project, composed of former state lawmakers, on Jan. 31 proposed raising the [...]
Large trucks on the Indiana Toll Road will see 35-percent fee increases starting Oct. 5 as part of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s (R) plan to increase state transportation funding by an additional $1 billion. The increase, which amended an existing contract and did not require legislative [...]
On Aug. 22 a Colorado measure to utilize $3.5 billion in bonds for transportation improvements was added to the upcoming Nov. 6 general election ballot. The citizen-initiated proposal exceed the required 98,492 qualifying signatures required. Another measure that would increase the state sales tax by [...]
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) on Jan. 31 released a proposal to stabilize the state’s dwindling Special Transportation Fund by increasing the state gas tax by 7 cents-per-gallon (phased in over four years), implementing statewide electronic tolling over the next five years, accelerating an already-approved proposal to transfer [...]
Ohio Department of Transportation director Jerry Wray expressed concern that the state is falling behind on transportation projects, with 90 percent of the agency’s spending going to rehabilitating and maintaining existing roads and bridges and neglecting needed capacity-building projects. Read More>> Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (R) urged the [...]