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Feb. 10: State Transportation Funding News Roundup

Indiana House Democrats announced a plan on Feb. 6 to increase transportation funding by $800 million to  $900 million annually by dedicating the annual state agency budget reversions toward state and local funding;  ensuring all motor fuel taxes—including the state...

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South Carolina Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Excise tax: State motor fuel tax of 16 cents-per-gallon applies to all alternative fuel. Biodiesel, ethanol blends, liquid natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) also pay the state motor fuel inspection fee and environmental fee; liquid propane is exempt from these fees.

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Inspection fee and environmental impact 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.