AASHTO releases 2021 survey of state public transportation funding

Report shows 27 states plus D.C. increased their funding from 2018 to 2019

May 03, 2021 / 1 minute read
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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently released its “Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation” Final Report 2021.

The report provides a snapshot of state-by-state investment in public transportation from federal, state, and local funding sources.

Based on fiscal year 2019 data, the report includes numerous tables and charts to provide readers with greater understanding of how states use different funding and tax mechanisms to support transit operations and capital projects, AASHTO says.

The report also reflects the “leadership and commitment” of state departments of transportation to the financing and administration of transit programs in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration.

Key findings from this report include:

  • Compared to FY 2018 levels, 27 states plus D.C. increased their funding for a combined total of slightly less than $1.8 billion for FY 2019.
  • Two states accounted for more than 71% of the FY 2019 total increase. California increased its funding by $886.9 million—a 33.7% increase—while New York increased funding by $307.6 million, a 5.9% increase.
  • Several other states engaged in significant increases in FY 2019 funding such as Colorado (up 346%), Oregon (up 116%), Montana (up 37.6%), and Virginia (up 30.2%).

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SOURCE: AASHTO

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