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States Charge Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Owners for Share of Road Costs

States are still struggling to scrounge up the money to fully fund transportation infrastructure investment, which is why 22 states have raised state fuel taxes since 2012. But most transportation policy experts and state lawmakers say that relying on gas tax revenues to...

States Clear Path for Truck Platooning: First Step to Fully Autonomous Vehicles
The debate over autonomous vehicles (AVs) is no longer about if, but when they'll become ubiquitous. But before AVs take over city streets, the first real-world application of a low-level autonomous technology is already developing in the commercial sector of...
Five States Pass Major Gas Tax Increases
Non-election years are a popular time to raise new revenue for transportation infrastructure investments. This year has continued that trend as five states so far — California, Indiana, Montana, Tennessee, and South Carolina — have passed substantial road funding...
Indiana Passes 10-Cents-Per-Gallon Gas Tax Increase
Very early on Saturday morning, the Indiana General Assembly passed a long-awaited transportation funding bill ( IN HB 1002) that is expected to raise an additional $6.4 billion over the next seven years to build and maintain the state's roads and bridges. The...
California Passes 12-Cents-Per-Gallon Gas Tax Increase
California Governor Jerry Brown (D) is taking credit for getting a huge transportation funding package — $52.4 billion over ten years — through the legislature. Citing 23 years without a gas tax increase, Brown had failed to pass a major transportation funding measure...
Stage is Set for Major State Transportation Funding in 2017

UPDATED: An newer post on this topic is available here.

Eleven states raised new revenue for transportation infrastructure investments in 2015, but election years are not popular times to raise taxes, so only New Jersey raised its gas tax in 2016, which was a...

Voters Want to Invest & Protect Transportation Funds

On Tuesday, voters in three states decided to invest more money in transportation infrastructure and protect current transportation funds. Voters in Maine approved $100 million in bonds for transportation projects, while voters in Illinois and New Jersey approved measures...

Why New Jersey's Transportation Agreement is a "Yuge" Deal

On October 14 New Jersey Governor Christie (R) signed a revenue package into law that will have a seismic impact on the state's tax landscape moving forward. Coming after months of rancorous debate, the package was a compromise between the governor and Democratic leaders...

States Testing Mileage Fees as Potential Gas Tax Replacement

Policymakers are increasingly faced with a stark reality: costs to build and maintain the country's transportation infrastructure — namely the roads and bridges used by citizens to get from A to B and businesses to ship goods into, out of, and across the country — are on...

Are D.C. Metro's Woes A Boon for Lobbyists?

On June 4, residents of the Washington, D.C., metro area awoke to find themselves at the beginning of a year that will shape transit in the region for the foreseeable future. Following years of service interruptions, safety incidents, and severely deteriorating track...