State News


Dec. 20: Ten States to Watch in 2019

In the southeast… Alabama Sen. Pro Tem Del Marsh (R- District 12) Nov. 28 stated that the legislature would likely consider increasing the state gas tax during the 2019 legislative session. The Association of County Commissions of Alabama reported July 20 that a new...

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Aug. 23: State Transportation Funding News

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...

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Oct. 19: State Transportation Funding News

Louisiana voters approved a measure on Oct. 14 to dedicate all revenue from new taxes on motor fuel (created on or after July 1, 2017) to a Construction Subfund of the Transportation Trust Fund. This fund would be used by state and local governments for construction...

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Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Special Motor Fuel Tax Rates: Alternative fuels taxed on a gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) basis. Rates are determined by the number of vehicles licensed to use that specific fuel within the state.

  • Diesel: 22.5 cents-per-gallon
  • Biodiesel Mixture: 22.5 cents-per-gallon
  • Gasohol: 21.5 cents-per-gallon
  • Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG): 16.5 cents-per-gallon
  • Natural Gas (CNG/LNG): 5 cents-per-gallon
  • Ethanol/Methanol: 21.5 cents-per-gallon

Fee: Annual flat fee special fuel user’s permit, based on vehicle’s gross weight rating.

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Environmental fee (0.3 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.