State News


Oct. 27: State Transportation Funding News

Gov. Phil Bryant (R) told attendees of the Mississippi Economic Council’s 16th Annual Hobnob event on Oct. 25 that he would support putting a gas tax increase on the Nov. 2018 ballot for voter approval. Read More>> While most New Hampshire residents believe the...

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House Bill 140 was passed by the Delaware legislature on July 1 in order to increase state Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) fees in order to generate new revenue for transportation funding.  Case Study- Delaware 2015 Transportation Funding Increase (HB...

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State Transportation Funding Legislation Update

An updated report by the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ shows 18 states have passed legislation to support transportation investment in 2015. Coming up, three states have fall ballot measures pending voter approval, and at least two states are continuing...

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Over 61,000 U.S. Bridges Need Structural Repair

(WASHINGTON)— An analysis of the recently-released 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) National Bridge Inventory database finds good news and bad news when it comes to the most heavily traveled U.S. bridges.  The good news is that there are over 2,000...

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Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Excise Tax:

  • CNG and LNG are taxed at a rate of 22 cents-per-gallon.
  • Special fuel dealer annual license of $10, to “receive tax-free Special Fuel, use the fuel in a taxable or non-taxable (off-highway) manner, sell Special Fuel in a taxable manner, sell Special Fuel in a non-taxable manner (except for low sulfur clear diesel fuel), and pay excise tax based only on the taxable sales and/or usage.”

*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.