The American Road & Transportation Builder’s Association, through its Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC), reports that 26 state legislatures have a total of 90 introduced measures between them that would offer transportation project funding.
ARTBA’s Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black said that state and local funding makes up slightly less than half of all “highway and bridge capital outlays,” with the federal government providing close to 52 percent of capital improvements.
“Governors and state legislators recognize the negative impacts of deteriorating road and bridge conditions on the local economy, safety and mobility, and are taking action to fix the problem.” Black said. “At the federal level, Congress should be taking a similar approach to finding a permanent solution for the Highway Trust Fund before highway and transit program funding expires at the end of May.”
Citing Iowa’s recent gas tax approval, the association provided a list of categories of legislation on state dockets.
Gas tax or sales tax on gasoline
- New Jersey
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
Protection of transportations being diverted to other programs
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
Flat-rate excite gas tax conversion to variable-rate tax
Bonds to pay for transportation projects
- New Mexico
- New York
Creating or raising a “floor” on a gas tax
- North Carolina