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Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results
- 24.25 cents-per-gallon for special fuel other than clean-burning fuel or turbine fuel;
- 23.5 cents-per-GGE.
Use: Transportation fund.
Source: Maryland §9–305 (a)
** Variable-Rate Formula: State gas tax is comprised of two components: an excise tax indexed to CPI that adjusts to inflation, and a 3 percent state sales tax on the average wholesale price of gasoline.
*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.