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State Transportation Funding News Roundup

A TRIP report released Nov. 24 found poor roads and congestion in Connecticut costs urban residents an estimated $5.1 billion per year in the form of vehicle operating costs, lost time, wasted fuel, and the financial repercussions of traffic incidents. Thirty-three...

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State Transportation Funding Legislation Update

An updated report by the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ shows 18 states have passed legislation to support transportation investment in 2015. Coming up, three states have fall ballot measures pending voter approval, and at least two states are continuing...

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Over 61,000 U.S. Bridges Need Structural Repair

(WASHINGTON)— An analysis of the recently-released 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) National Bridge Inventory database finds good news and bad news when it comes to the most heavily traveled U.S. bridges.  The good news is that there are over 2,000...

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States Talking Transportation for 2015

Looking Back at 2014 Transportation was a hot topic with state legislatures in 2014, with 66 bills introduced across the country. Over twenty transportation-related bills were approved, with funding legislation approved in 11 states. Of those states, both Rhode Island...

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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.