Funding Frequently Asked Questions
What are Idaho’s
vehicle registration rates?
to two-year-old vehicles are $48, three- to six-year-old vehicles are $36 and
vehicles older than six years are $24. Ada County adds $23.83 in county, mailing
and plate fees to the state registration fee.
What is the fuel
tax in Idaho?
Idaho’s fuel tax has remained at 25 cents per gallon* since 1996. A federal
fuel tax of 18.4 cents per gallon has been in effect since 1993.
* An additional 1 cent per gallon is added for the Petroleum Clean Water Trust
Fund when the fund drops below $25 million. The fee is removed when the fund
has over $35 million. The current fee has been in effect since 10-1-07.
How does Idaho
compare to other states in fuel taxes?
Idaho ranks number 22 when compared to other states in fuel taxes.
are our roads in? Our bridges?
One out of every
five miles of state highway pavement is deficient. Bridges are designed with
an approximate 50-year life span. About 50 percent of Idaho’s bridges
will be 50 years or older within the next 10 years.
What happens if
we don’t invest?
Without an increase in transportation funding in the next three years, the Idaho
Transportation Department will no longer be able to improve safety – the
department’s highest priority, fund pothole patching and snowplowing,
and provide matching funds to obtain the federal dollars used for most of Idaho’s
How much do we
The Idaho Transportation Board has determined that Idaho needs a minimum of
$240 million in additional funding each year to address the state’s increasing
transportation funding backlog.
How can I comment?
Attend one of the public meetings scheduled throughout the state from July 14
to Aug. 5, or submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org