In a bipartisan effort, the Colorado legislature plans to allocate $300 million for transportation in this year’s budget, $106 million more than the initial line item. It’s unclear where this revenue will be drawn from in the state’s $30.5 billion budget. Read...read more
Colorado faces a $9 billion transportation project backlog due to competing legislative priorities and conflicting budget forecasts. Lawmakers provided a $2.5 billion boost for transportation over the past two sessions. Now, the best funding prospect is to hope...read more
Connecticut’s newly introduced SB 70 aims to create a state infrastructure bank to fund infrastructure improvements by financing a loan program. State Sen. Alex Bergstein (D) , who also introduced SB 102 - a separate bill that implements electronic tolls on...read more
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...read more
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) Dec. 11 called on lawmakers to increase transportation funding in 2019, including raising the state gas tax and fees on fuel-efficient vehicles. Read More>> Several Illinois local leaders, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on...read more
Large trucks on the Indiana Toll Road will see 35-percent fee increases starting Oct. 5 as part of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s (R) plan to increase state transportation funding by an additional $1 billion. The increase, which amended an existing contract and did not require...read more
The Connecticut State Bond Commission authorized $10 million on July 25 to study tolling on state highways. Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker estimates toll revenues could generate up to $1 billion annually. Read More >> The Association of...read more
Connecticut lawmakers approved a compromise deal within the state budget on May 9 to accelerate the transfer of the sales tax on cars from the general fund to the transportation fund, and utilize bonds ($250 million in General Obligation bonds, which will be repaid...read more
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed into law on May 3 legislation to permit metro Atlanta to form a board and ask for voter approval of a local sales tax to fund transit expansion, and allotted $100 million in bonds for public transit. The Missouri Senate...read more
Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker warned Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) of an "economic death spiral" if the state legislature does not approve additional transportation funding. In an April 20 letter, Redeker said the agency will raise...read more
Legislation Passed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) April 25 signed a law to increase vehicle registration fees, which will be used to fund the State Highway Patrol so revenue isn’t diverted from the state's transportation fund. The measure also eliminates a registration...read more
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) expects its staff to swell by 10 percent over the next five years, adding 2,000 employees as it works on projects funded by the new gasoline tax in Senate Bill 1. Caltrans began escalating its hiring efforts a...read more
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) on Jan. 31 released a proposal to stabilize the state’s dwindling Special Transportation Fund by increasing the state gas tax by 7 cents-per-gallon (phased in over four years), implementing statewide electronic tolling over the next...read more
Transportation Funding Proposals Connecticut Rep. Jason Rojas (D-East Hartford) announced his plan on Jan. 23 to propose a 4 cents-per-gallon increase in the state gas tax to close the state’s transportation funding shortfall. The legislature’s 2018 regular session...read more
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) announced on Jan. 10 that hundreds of transportation projects worth nearly $4.3 billion will be postponed indefinitely, until new revenue is identified to replenish the state’s Special Transportation Fund (STF). Without additional...read more
Connecticut Ballot Measure Results
- Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and liquid natural gas (LNG) are taxed at a rate of 26 cents-per-GGE.
- Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG): tax is computed at 5 percent of the gross earnings from first sale of petroleum product in the state.
** Variable-Rate Formula: Excise tax has an additional ‘petroleum gross receipts earning tax’ of 8.1 percent on the wholesale level of gasoline and petroleum products (excluding heating oil).
*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.