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Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results
- E85: 20.25 cents-per-gallon
- Biodiesel: 28.5 cents-per-gallon
- Propane: 21.35 cents-per-gallon
- LNG: 17.1 cents-per-gallon
- Alcohol and kerosene: 28.5 cents-per-gallon
- CNG: $2.474 per thousand cubic feet
Fee: Special fuel dealer license required.
Fee for license: $25
Use: Highway User Tax Distribution Fund.
Source: Minnesota Revenue Fuel Excise Tax Rates & Fees & Minnesota Statute 296A.08
Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Environment and inspection fee (0.1 cent-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.