Governor’s Transportation Proposals Draw Wide Reactions

Not Everyone Is Thrilled About The Lee Administration’s Patchwork Of Transportation Proposals, The Most Notable Of Which Would Be The Institution Of Toll Roads In Tennessee.

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Lee’s ‘Build With Us’ Plan Would Raise Electric Vehicle Registration Fees, Potentially Add Toll Lanes

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee And The Department Of Transportation Are Looking To Raise The Annual Vehicle Registration Fees For Electric Vehicles Up To Three Times To $300 Along With Adding Potential Toll Commuter Lanes.

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July 4th Travelers In Tennessee Won’t Be Delayed By Construction

Road Construction Won’t Slow Motorists Across Tennessee Over The July 4 Holiday. TDOT Will Suspend All Construction-Related Lane Closures On Interstates And State Routes Beginning At 6:00 A.M. On Friday, July 1 Through 6:00 A.M. On Tuesday, July 5 To Provide Maximum Roadway Capacity For Holiday Travelers.

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Tennessee Moves Closer To Spending Full $3.7B Allocation In Federal ARPA Funds

Tennessee Has Committed To Spending $3.4 Billion Of The $3.7 Billion Allocated To The State Under The American Rescue Plan Act.

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Tennessee Collected $3.4B More In Taxes & Fees Than Previously Estimated

Tennessee Has Collected $3.4 Billion More In Taxes And Fees This Fiscal Year Than Budgeted. But Many Of Those Funds Were Allocated As An Updated Projection For The Year And Was Recently Approved By The Tennessee Legislature Along With The State’s Budget. That Updated Projection Increased The Annual Estimate By $2.94 Billion.

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Gov. Lee Announces Key Cabinet Leadership Transitions

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Announced The Appointments Of Deputy Governor Butch Eley To Also Serve As Commissioner Of The Tennessee Department Of Transportation (TDOT) And Jim Bryson To Serve As Commissioner Of The Tennessee Department Of Finance And Administration (F&A).

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