A transportation benefit district (TBD) is an independent taxing district and quasi-municipal corporation. A TBD may be created to acquire, construct, improve, provide, and fund transportation improvement projects within a district. The legislative authority of a city or county may create a TBD, and other jurisdictions may be incorporated via interlocal agreements.
Transportation benefit districts have the authority to raise revenue in the following ways, each of which are subject to voter approval:
A TBD may also raise revenue by imposing an annual vehicle fee of up to $50 or by establishing transportation impact fees on commercial and industrial development, without receiving voter approval.
A TBD may only impose a sales and use tax for 10 years, unless the proceeds are dedicated to the repayment of indebtedness. A sales and use tax may also be extended for an additional 10 years with voter approval.
A sales tax imposed by a TBD may be renewed every 10 years, with an affirmative vote of the people.