Multi-billion, decade-long toll road plan gets green light, but bottlenecks loom

Florida Watchdog » A decade-long, multi-billion dollar plan to build a toll turnpike and extend two others got a subcommittee’s unanimous approval during the first week of the legislative session, but faces scrutiny from two other Senate panels before it reaches chamber floors. SB 7068 calls for $45 million in fiscal year 2020 and $90 million in fiscal year 2021 and then $135 million annually through 2030 from the STTF, totaling more than $1.3 billion, to finance a state turnpike bond to pay for the bulk of the project.

2019-04-18T11:24:28+00:00March 12th, 2019|Florida, Georgia, Highways, Tolling, Vehicle Usage Fees|

Trump Fiscal 2020 Budget Request Prioritizes Infrastructure Grants

Transport Topics » The Trump White House has learned to stop worrying and love infrastructure grants, to borrow from Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. It took a name change and a couple of years for the administration to embrace Obama-era grants designed to assist states with advancing infrastructure projects of regional significance. The fiscal 2020 budget request unveiled March 11 calls for dedicating $1 billion for BUILD grants, formerly known as TIGER grants.

2019-04-18T11:20:29+00:00March 11th, 2019|Federal Programs, Roads, Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|

Long-term road funds idea picks up support

Arkansas Democrat Gazette » In Little Rock, a legislative committee Wednesday recommended Senate approval of a proposal to refer to voters in 2020 a proposed constitutional amendment that would make permanent a half-percent sales tax that benefits highways but was intended to expire in four years.

2019-04-18T13:34:23+00:00March 7th, 2019|Arkansas, Sales Tax|
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