Transportation Benefit Program
2022 Update: Vote January/February 2023
This 10-year tax payer supported program has enabled the city to repave and preserve 18.9 miles / 99,792 Linear feet of city streets since 2013. The program is set to expire, but can be renewed if approved by Arlington voters.
Cost to taxpayer: In 2013, a new sales tax of 0.2% was approved, generating approximately $600,000 additional revenue per year for city roads in poor condition. This sales tax applies to anyone spending money inside of city limits.
Potential New Projects: If re-approved by voters, future projects could include transportation safety projects and traffic calming projects in neighborhoods such as:
crosswalk repairs, striping and illumination, traffic calming/slowing products such as flashing speed signs, sidewalk improvements.
Continuing the program:
Continuation of the Transportation Benefit Program requires voters to renew in January/February 2023.
If the program is not renewed, street repairs are funded out of the City's General Fund, which is used to fund other city needs such as police and parks.
Contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-403-3441
Mayor Barb Tolbert and City Councilmember Don Vanney
- What can the Transportation Benefit Program fund
- How is the Transportation Benefit Program funded?
- Why do we need to renew the Transportation Benefit Program now?
- Who pays the Transportation Benefit Program tax?
- How much will it raise for transportation projects in Arlington?
- What has been completed since voters approved Transportation Benefit Program?
- What projects will be funded the next 10 years?
- Who gets to vote on the Transportation Benefit Program renewal?
- Is there another way to fund a Transportation Benefit Program?
- Why should I support the Transportation Benefit Program?
- What other cities have a Transportation Benefit Districts/Programs
- How does our sales tax rate compare to those cities?
- Who do I contact if I have more questions?
On April 1, 2013 the Arlington City Council passed Ordinance Number 2013-005, which created a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) in the City of Arlington. A TBD is a quasi-municipal corporation and independent taxing district created for the sole purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, providing, and funding transportation improvements within the City limits of Arlington. It has the authority to impose certain taxes and fees, either through a vote of the people or Board action, for transportation purposes.
On January 1, 2018 the Arlington City Council passed Ordinance Number 2018-001, which transferred all powers vested in the governing board of the Arlington Transportation Benefit District to the City of Arlington City Council.
Today, the City refers to this budget as the Transportation Benefit Program. The program will go before residents in February 2023 to vote whether to continue the sales tax and fund the transportation benefit projects.
Annual Budget Reports
- 2021 TBD Annual Report
- 2020 TBD Annual Report
- 2019 TBD Annual Report
- 2018 TBD Budget and Workplan (Adopted December 4, 2017) (PDF)
- 2018 TBD Annual Report Opens a New Window.
- 2017 TBD Budget (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- 2017 TBD Pavement Preservation Projects
- 2017 TBD Work Plan
- 2017 TBD Annual Report Opens a New Window.
- 2016 TBD Budget (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- 2016 Pavement Preservation Projects (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- 2016 TBD Workplan (Final) (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- 2016 TBD Annual Report (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Transportation Benefit District 2015 Budget (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- 2015 Pavement Preservation Projects (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- 2015 Annual Report (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Transportation Benefit District 2014 Budget (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- 2014 Pavement Preservation Projects (overview map) (PDF) Opens a New Window. Opens a New Window.
- 2014 Annual Report (PDF) Opens a New Window.