Transportation Funding Bill Passes Iowa House
In order to repair Iowa's crumbling roads and bridges, the Iowa House approved $365 million in the Transportation budget this week. There was no general fund allocation in the bill and the Transportation Budget reflects the Governor’s recommendation. The funding for the Transportation budget comes from the Road Use Tax Fund (RUTF) and the Primary Road Fund (PRF), which is an account within the RUTF. There are no general fund allocations in the Transportation Budget and no new money collected from the gas tax increase is included in this budget. A major new project includes a program that helps law enforcement better track crash data in their communities.