Requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board to establish and apply an impact fee in any locality or region where pursuant to a comprehensive review, it determines that transportation needs are not being adequately met.
Not a bad idea. Keep local tax money … local.
B. The governing bodies comprising the transportation district may agree to impose a local tax to be used exclusively by the district in order to accomplish its purposes. Prior to becoming effective, the tax shall be approved by two successive governing bodies of each locality, with an intervening election occurring between the votes of the governing bodies. The tax need not be approved by voter referendum.
I had a poll in the sidebar a little while ago that read: How much would you be willing to pay in a regional sales tax that would be used solely for regional transportation needs?Â Came to the very unscientific conclusion that locals would be willing to pay 2 cents per dollar in regional sales tax. Might this be a preliminary step in that direction? Could the City and County even agree?
2. To study, on a continuing basis, the operations, practices, and duties of state agencies with transportation responsibilities as they relate to efficiency in the use of space, personnel, equipment, and facilities;
No wonder the perception exists that nothing gets done in Government.