David Gram, Associated Press
U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., listens at right as State Transportation Secretary Sue Minter speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in East Montpelier, Vt. Officials are warning that 43 Vermont road, bridge and rail projects could be delayed if Congress does not act on a new round of transportation funding by the end of July.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — As Congress considers a long-awaited transportation funding bill, some governors aren't waiting to move to fix and build roads, bridges and highways.

And it's not just Democrats who are planning to borrow money or raise taxes for roads.

This year, GOP governors in Georgia, Iowa and South Dakota approved road tax increases.

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal approved a package in Georgia this year to raise $900 million from gas and hotel taxes to maintain roads and bridges.

North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory wants a referendum to borrow up to $2.8 billion, regardless of federal action.

The federal transportation bill would authorize programs for six years, but provides only enough to pay for programs for three years.