States approved over $18 billion in transportation funding plans and signed into law more than 20 bills to support transportation infrastructure throughout 2014, according to a recent report from ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center. Of those measures, 11 states passed transportation funding bills, with both Rhode Island and New Hampshire approving state gas tax increases. Statewide ballot measures to increase funding were approved by voters in three states—Texas, Rhode Island, and Ohio—while ballot measures to create transportation fund “lockboxes” successfully passed in two states—Maryland and Wisconsin. Looking forward to 2015, there are over 20 transportation funding bills awaiting action from state lawmakers.
Read the report.