Sacramento County transportation planners have a billion-dollar decision to make next month.
The Sacramento Bee is reporting that Sacramento County transportation planners have a billion-dollar decision to make next month – whether to ask county voters for a half-cent sales tax increase to help fund a series of major road and transit improvements to reduce congestion.
The tax would raise an estimated $3.6 billion over 30 years and would be spent around the county for road repairs, street expansions, new freeway interchanges and major transit projects.
The Sacramento Transportation Authority, made up of officials from around the county, has published a tentative list of projects the officials say could be built with the help of new funding.
Most of them have been on Sacramento's wish list for years or even decades. But with state and federal transportation gas tax funds failing to keep up, it will be hard for the county to get the work done unless it comes up with local funds, said agency chair Kerri Howell, a Folsom City Council member.
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