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
West Virginia is $5.5 billion behind the estimated amount needed to adequately complete, repair, and maintain the state road system. Deputy Highways Commissioner, Jimmy Wriston, highlighted this disparity citing a 2013 report recommending the state more than...read more
The Missouri Transportation Department has proposed a five-year, $900 million annual transportation investment plan. Gov. Mike Parson (R) also launched a $50 million “Focus on Bridges” initiative to fix state bridges. Read More>> Pennsylvania is...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
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 annual...read more
The Pennsylvania Turnpike April 30 announced it is nearly $11 billion in debt and faces a catastrophic funding crisis if it continues payments to the Pennsylvania Transportation Department (PennDOT). The Turnpike has borrowed almost $1 billion every year,...read more
Connecticut’s newly introduced SB 70 aims to create a state infrastructure bank to fund infrastructure improvements by financing a loan program. State Sen. Alex Bergstein (D) , who also introduced SB 102 - a separate bill that implements electronic tolls on...read more
Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz (D) has indicated support for a gas tax increase, a view echoed by the new Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher. Kelliher has stated that she considers a gas tax more regressive than an income tax, but...read more
Montana’s 2017 Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability Act (BRSA) has allowed the state’s department of transportation to match federal highway funds. Without the BRSA increase, Montana would have lost federal funding and local governments could not have...read more
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and several state lawmakers intend to introduce legislation that would implement tolls along Interstate Highway 81 (I-81) to generate an estimated $2.2 billion in new revenue. Northam is supportive of tolling, predicting the...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 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
On Aug. 22 a Colorado measure to utilize $3.5 billion in bonds for transportation improvements was added to the upcoming Nov. 6 general election ballot. The citizen-initiated proposal exceed the required 98,492 qualifying signatures required. Another measure that...read more
The Connecticut State Bond Commission authorized $10 million on July 25 to study tolling on state highways. Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker estimates toll revenues could generate up to $1 billion annually. Read More >> The Association of...read more
The North Carolina legislature on June 13 sent a $3 billion transportation bond measure to the governor for approval. Gov. Roy Cooper (D) is expected to sign the measure. Follow state transportation funding legislation on the TIAC website. The Iowa Transportation...read more
Missouri Ballot Measure Results
- Compressed and liquefied natural gas:
- 5 cents-per-GGE from Jan. 1, 2016, until Dec. 31, 2019;
- 11 cents-per-GGE from Jan. 1, 2020, until Dec. 31, 2024; and
- 17 cents-per-GGE from Jan. 1, 2025.
Special Fuel (liquid petroleum gas, electricity, or natural gas) Fee: Instead of paying an excise tax on special fuel, an annual decal must be purchased. All passenger vehicles, commercial motor vehicles, and buses must show a special fuel decal. Hybrid and historic motor vehicles are exempt.
Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Inspection fee and transport load fee (0.3 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.