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TIAC tracks the latest state & local transportation funding news. To contribute to this effort, contact Carolyn Kramer.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is facing a $135 million shortfall to maintain current road conditions, $72 million of which consists of maintenance projects, according to a March 8 report. Read More>> Pennsylvania could lose $18.5 billion in transportation revenue over the next [...]
The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s funds remain stable, despite cuts to the state budget that have affected multiple other state agencies. The department’s financial stability is due in part to its minimal reliance on the state general fund, which only contributes approximately 2 percent to [...]
WYOMING: HOUSE BILL 69 (2013) This successful legislative campaign with the Wyoming state legislature raised the fuel tax rate by ten-cents-per-gallon, which will generate approximately $70 million annually. Case Study – Wyoming – 2013 Save Wyoming Roads
Over the past 10 years, state transportation funds have supported an average of 48 percent of annual capital outlays for highway and bridge projects, with federal resources providing the remaining 52 percent. Since 2013, 15 states have increased taxes on motor fuel to support needed [...]
Increasing the gas tax does not result in a commensurate penny-to-penny increase in the retail price motorists pay at the pump, a study of the market impacts of five state gas tax increases enacted in 2013 found. The analysis, by Dr. Alison Black, chief economist [...]
(Washington, D.C.)— Voting for a gas tax increase to fund transportation investments has not hurt Republicans or Democrats at the ballot box, a new political analysis shows. Ninety-five percent of all Republican state legislators who voted to increase their state gas tax to fund transportation [...]