State News


Jan. 22: Weekly Roundup

Gas tax increases advanced in state legislatures, state transportation funding gaps were examined, a governor endorsed a gas tax increase, and more this week in state transportation funding news. Aging and underfunded infrastructure is the greatest concern for mayors,...

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Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

18-26 cents-per-gallon diesel tax

  • Fee:
    Special license plate, which includes an $8 special plate administrative fee. The annual Arizona vehicle license tax for alternative fuel vehicles is $4 for each $100 of the vehicle’s value (new vehicles are charged $2.80 for each $100 of the vehicle’s value, and used vehicles are charged $2.89).
  • In commercial vehicles, a license fee for a propane (LPG) or compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling device is required.

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: LUST Tax (1 cent-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.