State News


March 11: State News Roundup

As Connecticut lawmakers evaluate a proposal from Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) to create a transportation fund ‘lockbox’, a governor-appointed panel told the General Assembly’s transportation committee on March 9 that taxpayers are unlikely to support new revenue without...

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Feb. 29: State News Roundup

Current low fuel prices make it a “good time” to increase motor fuel taxes in order to fund transportation projects, according to a Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research report released Feb. 15. The study concluded that businesses and...

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Jan. 19: State News Roundup

After falling gas prices drastically decreased local transportation revenue, Virginia local governments and agencies are proposing a ‘floor’ for the state’s regional gas tax. The state’s motor fuel tax already has a floor in place that has prevented gas tax revenue...

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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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Tennessee Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Electric Vehicle Fee: $100 (annual)

Excise tax:

  • Special tax of 1 cent-per-gallon charged on all petroleum products.
  • Compressed natural gas (CNG): 13 cents-per-gallon (5.66 pounds per gallon). CNG is not exempt from the state sales and use tax (7 percent) or the local sales tax (up to 2.34 percent).
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG): 14 cents-per-gallon (DGE factor of 6.06 pounds per gallon).

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Petroleum tax and environmental fee (1.4 cents-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.