Posted 3/15/23

The Transportation Modernization Act is aiming to help minimize traffic congestion in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The act, proposed by state governor Bill Lee earlier this year, is said to provide the state with the necessary tools to limit traffic congestion in more populated areas in Tennessee.

The act also proposes raising the fee that electrical vehicle owners have to pay in Tennessee so that it will be equal to the gas tax that drivers of non-electric cars pay in the state.

The increase in fees will be used to help the state maintain the infrastructure of its roads.

Additionally, the act is said to also help free up state funding, according to TDOT.

This funding will then be used to invest in several communities, both suburban and rural, in the state.