State News


April 8: Transportation Funding Weekly Roundup

Four states express transportation funding concerns, while one organization proposes a solution to their state's transportation funding shortfall. Facing concerns that the state legislature will not reach a long-term transportation funding agreement this session, the...

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Feb. 19: State News Roundup

An additional $5 billion is needed over the next decade in order to address congestion problems on South Carolina’s interstates, Department of Transportation Officials said Feb. 10. Read More. Meanwhile, South Carolina Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) during a legislative...

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State Transportation Funding News Roundup

Illinois lawmakers approved a bill on Dec. 7 to release already-collected fuel taxes to fund local road work, as the revenue is intended. The bill also includes an increase in winter maintenance funds to local governments are able to manage snow and inclement weather....

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Normal City, Ill. Approves Gas Tax Increase

Normal City, Ill.’s City Council on March 2 unanimously approved a new 4 cents-per-gallon local tax on motor fuel. The new tax, effective July 1, is anticipated to generate approximately $600,000 per year. Illinois permits home-rule municipalities to establish a Local...

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Illinois Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Excise Tax:

  • 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.