If you follow transportation happenings, you’ve probably heard talk recently of forming a local ‘TBD’, or Transportation Benefit District.’ The TBD would be a way to raise money for much-needed transportation projects, and would add at least an extra $20 to your bill every time you license your vehicle. Local lawmakers can implement a TBD without voter approval for an amount as small as $20. If they decide to get more ambitious and ask for more money though, you- the voter- will be consulted.
A meeting was held last week to discuss the possibility of forming a TBD. Here’s a synopsis of that meeting from the Spokane Valley Herald.