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Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results
- Ethanol fuel blend tax rate: 6 cents-per-gallon less than the tax rate on other motor fuels in certain geographic regions during certain months in order to attain air quality standards for carbon monoxide.
- Gasohol: 8 cents-per-gallon (state motor fuel tax rate).
- As of Sept. 1, 2015, the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fee rate is .004 cents-per-gallon on LPG sold or exchanged within the state.
Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Refined fuel surcharge (0.95 cents-per-gallon).
*Federal funding percentages are from an ARTBA analysis of FHWA Highway Statistics data, total ten year average 2004-2013 from tables SF-1 and SF-2. The percent is the ratio of federal aid reimbursements to the state and total state capital outlays and is indicative of the importance of the federal aid program to state capital spending for highways and bridges. Does not include local capital spending. Federal highway reimbursements are primarily used for capital outlays, including construction, right of way and engineering, but are also used for debt service for GARVEE bonds.
No dedicated transportation fund.