State News


April 26: Transportation Funding Roundup

One state calculates the impact of a 2015 transportation funding increase, two states feel the pinch of transportation funding shortfalls, and leaders in three states look to increase the state gasoline tax. *** Preliminary results from an independent study suggest...

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Jan. 28: State News Roundup

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) proposed an increase in the state motor fuel tax during his Jan. 26 State-of-the-State address. Read More *** A plan to increase the Alaskan state gas tax received its first legislative hearing Jan. 26. The state is currently facing a...

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Current State Gas Tax Rates

State motor fuels excises continue to be the predominate source of state revenue for transportation improvement projects.  Our review shows that as of March 2014, Pennsylvania, which is the latest state to increase its motor fuels excise, has the highest gas tax rate...

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Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

  • 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.