Q: Who may create
The legislative authority of a county or city may create a TBD by ordinance
following the procedures set forth in Chapter 36.73. To Top.
Q. Who governs the TBD?
The members of the legislative authority (county or city)
proposing to establish the TBD is the governing body of the
TBD. The legislative authority is acting ex officio and
independently as the TBD governing body.
Q. What transportation improvements can be funded by a TBD?
A TBD can fund any transportation improvement contained in any existing state,
regional, or local transportation plan that is necessitated by existing or
reasonably foreseeable congestion levels. This can include maintenance and
improvements to city streets, county roads, state highways, investments in high
capacity transportation, public transportation, transportation demand management
and other transportation projects identified in the agency’s transportation
Q. Can a TBD fund maintenance and preservation activities?
Yes. A TBD may fund the operation, maintenance, and preservation of the programs
and facilities noted above. To Top.
Q. What revenue options do TBD's have?
TBD’s have several revenue options subject to voter approval:
- Property taxes – a 1-year excess levy or an excess
levy for capital purposes; Up to 0.2% sales and use tax;
- Up to $100 annual vehicle fee per vehicle registered
in the district; and Vehicle tolls. Please Note: There
are exemptions or unique requirements when using the
vehicle fee or vehicle tolls.
TBD’s have two revenue options not subject to voter
approval, but subject to additional conditions:
- Annual vehicle fee up to $20. This fee is collected
at the time of vehicle renewal and cannot be used to
fund passenger only ferry-service improvements.
- Transportation impact fees on commercial and
industrial buildings. Residential buildings are
excluded. In addition, a county or city must provide a
credit for a commercial or industrial transportation
impact if the respective county or city has already
imposed a transportation impact fee. To Top.
Q. Are TBD revenues required to be spent are they are
No. The governing body must develop a plan that specifies the transportation
improvements to be provided or funded by the TBD. As part of this plan, the
TBD’s governing board can indicate if the funds will be used immediately, or if
they will be collected for a specified period. Typically, funds that are
collected for a specified period before being expended are used to fully fund
large projects, when bonding, or serve as a match for state or federal funds
that may only become available in a specified time frame.
Q. Are any vehicles exempt from a TBD
vehicle registration fee?
The following vehicles are subject to fees:
- Passenger vehicles
- Trucks that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
- Commercial passenger vehicles and trucks that weigh
6,000 pounds or less
- Combination trucks that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
- Tow trucks
- House moving dollies
- Trucks used exclusively for hauling logs that weigh
6,000 pounds or less
- For-hire or stage vehicles with 6 seats or less
- For-hire or stage vehicles with 7 or more seats that
weigh 6,000 pounds or less
- Private use trailers over 2,000 pounds
- Motorcycle trailers
- Travel trailers
- Fixed load vehicles that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
- Mobile homes licensed as vehicles
The following vehicles are exempt:
- All farm vehicles
- Off-road vehicles
- Personal use trailers with a single axle and less than
2,000 pounds scale weight
- Commercial trailers
- Combination trailers
- Trailers used exclusively for hauling logs
- Horseless carriage, collector, or restored-plate
- Converter gear
- Government vehicles
- Private school vehicles
- Vehicles properly registered to disabled American
veterans. To Top.
Q. What other requirements should I be
If project costs exceed original costs by more than 20
percent, a public hearing must be held to solicit public
comment regarding how the cost change should be resolved.
The TBD must issue an annual report to include the status of
project costs, revenues, expenditures, and construction
The TBD must be dissolved upon completion of the project(s)
and the payment of debt service. To Top.