Recognizing surface transportation needs in Nebraska and the insufficient funding available to meet those needs, the 2011 Legislature passed into law the Build Nebraska Act (BNA. This 20-year funding mechanism reassigned 1/4 of 1 cent of the existing general state sales tax receipts to state and local highways, roads and streets. The lion’s share, 85%, goes to the Nebraska Department of Roads for expansion and reconstruction of the Expressway system and federally designated High Priority Corridors, construction of new highways and other high priority projects for the State Highway System. These funds first became available in the fall of 2013 and are estimated to generate $1.2 billion over the twenty year period. The Act also directs funding (15% of the total) to counties and municipalities for road and street purposes, distributed by formula.
General Nebraska Transportation Program Info
Find more information on projects selected to be funding by the Build Nebraska Act, as well as information on the next round of project selection.
The Transportation Innovation Act is a tool to deliver roads projects faster through innovative methods that are proven in other states and right-sized for Nebraska. This initiative honors Nebraska’s commitment to pay-as-we-go and strengthens state, county, municipal and industry partnerships.
Funding for the Infrastructure Bank will come from multiple sources. $50 million will be capitalized from the Nebraska Cash Reserve Fund and $400 million in new tax revenue from the 2015 gas tax will be utilized. In total, the Transportation Innovation Act will allocate $450 million to Nebraska projects.
View Governor Rickett's Press Release