Transportation Agencies and Services

Transportation Agencies and Services

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) was appropriated $170 million from the State Transportation Fund in FY 2021. ODOT also receives dedicated state income tax collections for the Rebuilding Oklahoma Access and Driver Safety (ROADS) fund. The ROADS Fund will receive $575 million in FY 2021.

Overall, ODOT spent $1.4 billion in FY 2019, thanks to federal grant funds, dedicated state revenues that flow directly to the Department, and local government matching funds to construct roads. It also purchases land for highway expansion, helps fund county roads and bridges, and supports railroad projects.

Two agencies provide transportation services without state appropriations. The largest is the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, which operates Oklahoma’s 607 miles of toll roads, which is second only to Florida. In 2019, the Authority collected $327 million in tolls and other fees. It spent approximately $208 million.

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission finances airport improvements and operations across Oklahoma. Its major funding sources are aircraft fuel taxes, motor vehicle tax on aircraft, and pilot’s licenses. Its major spending is for airport construction and grants to local airports. Annual spending for FY 2021 was approximately $7 million.

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