Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s (R) proposal for an $18 billion transportation infrastructure bond is being considered in the state legislature. The bond would partially be backed by anticipated federal revenue, as well as a proposed new fee on carbon...read more
The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving a total of $225 million to 18 states with bridges in poor condition. With funding from the Competitive Highway Bridge Program each state should be able to rehabilitate at least two bridges. Read More>>...read more
Phoenix, Arizona, residents Aug. 27 voted to preserve light rail funding in their city. More than 62 percent supported transit investment in the fourth such referendum in 19 years. Read More>> The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) aims to...read more
Illinois lawmakers June 2 overwhelmingly approved a measure expected to generate $1.8 billion annually in new transportation revenue, with 80 percent dedicated to highway maintenance, construction, bridge repair, congestion relief, and aviation-related construction,...read more
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) May 17 signed legislation raising the annual electric vehicle registration fee by $130. The new revenue will supplement the Road Use Tax Fund, which supports transportation construction and maintenance. Read More>> More...read more
Missouri voters last year rejected a transportation funding measure despite the state’s $800 million annual shortfall for roads and bridges. Why? ARTBA’s “Transportation Investment Advocacy Center”™ (ARTBA-TIAC) in a new report explores how the $400 million...read more
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
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ (D) proposed transportation investment plan would generate an additional $608 million over two years, $527 million of which would come from raising the gas tax and the remainder would come from fees on heavy trucks, hybrid vehicles,...read more
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation faces threats of reduced federal funding, potential repeal of the vehicle sales transfer tax provision, litigation, and diverted funds, a Feb. 28 report showed. The state’s Transportation Advisory Committee warned...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
Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn Dec. 5 warned that the state’s current transportation investment was inadequate to meet its needs and compete with neighboring states. Read More>> Alabama Sen. Pro Tem Del Marsh (R- District...read more
Kentucky House Transportation Committee Chair Sal Santoro (R- District 60) in an interview with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Sept 12, stressed the need for the state to reform its variable-rate state gas tax formula in order to increase revenue, as well as create...read more
A Nov. 6 California ballot measure will decide whether to mandate a state referendum for any gas tax increases, retroactive to January 2017. The immediate impact would be the repeal of Senate Bill (SB) 1, which raises an estimated $5.2 billion annually for...read more
Dozens of Georgia transportation projects do not have sufficient funding to move forward, according to a May 31 report by The Road Improvement Program (TRIP). Read More>> The Oklahoma legislature’s diversion of transportation revenue to balance the general fund...read more
Illinois Ballot Measure Results
- Alternative fuels are taxed at the state motor fuel rate (GGE or DGE).
- Liquid petroleum gasoline (LPG): an additional 5.9 cents-per-gallon.
Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: 6.25 percent state sales tax added, as well as environment and LUST fee (1.1 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.