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Oct. 6: State Transportation Funding News

New resource! View our “State Electric Vehicle Fees” report, a one-page summary and map of the 19 states that impose an additional fee on electric vehicles in order to ensure they contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the state’s transportation...

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Jan. 3: Nine States Adjust Gas Tax Jan. 1

The New Year brought adjusted motor fuel taxes to nine states, with seven states increasing their motor fuel taxes and two states decreasing the tax. Of the states that increased their motor fuel taxes, three of them—Florida, Georgia and North Carolina—did so based on...

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North Carolina Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Electric Vehicle Fee: $100 annual fee at time of registration and registration renewal.

Excise tax: Alternative fuels converted to GGE or DGE, and charged the state motor fuels tax.

** Variable-Rate Formula: Starting Jan. 1, 2017- Base excise tax of 34 cents-per-gallon, with annual rate changes calculated based on changes in both the national Consumer Price Index (making up 25 percent of the new tax) and in the state population (making up 75 percent of the tax).

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Inspection tax (0.25 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.