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This unsuccessful legislative campaign with the Montana state legislature failed to raise the gasoline tax in order to fund public transportation and road maintenance projects throughout the state.  House Bill 316 died in the House Taxation Committee on April 24, 2013...

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Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Excise tax: Collected by dealer when product is placed into the supply tank of a motor vehicle.

  • Compressed natural gas (CNG): Total tax due = 7 cents per 120 cubic feet of CNG at 14.73 pounds per square inch absolute base pressure, multiplied by the total volume of CNG placed into the supply tank of a motor vehicle.
  • Liquid petroleum gas (LPG): Total tax due = 5.18 cents per 1 gallon of LPG, multiplied by total gallons of LPG placed into the supply tank of a motor vehicle.
  • Other undyed special fuel or volatile liquid (paid by distributor): 27.75 cents-per-gallon.

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Petroleum Storage Cleanup Fee (0.75 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.