Who pays the Transportation Benefit Program tax?

Since enacting the program in 2013, the sales tax charge has been shared by both residents and non-residents that use Arlington streets and purchase Arlington goods and services; the renewal will not make any changes to this arrangement. For example, every $100 spent in the City of Arlington on taxable items, the sales tax would include 20 cents ($0.20) for TBP funding. Sales tax is not collected on food. 

Using sales tax as a funding mechanism ensures that City residents are not the only ones that would pay this tax, Those that visit Arlington, be it for business or pleasure, would also be contributing to the fund to maintain and repair our roads.

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1. What can the Transportation Benefit Program fund
2. How is the Transportation Benefit Program funded?
3. Why do we need to renew the Transportation Benefit Program now?
4. Who pays the Transportation Benefit Program tax?
5. How much will it raise for transportation projects in Arlington?
6. What has been completed since voters approved Transportation Benefit Program?
7. What projects will be funded the next 10 years?
8. Who gets to vote on the Transportation Benefit Program renewal?
9. Is there another way to fund a Transportation Benefit Program?
10. Why should I support the Transportation Benefit Program?
11. What other cities have a Transportation Benefit Districts/Programs
12. How does our sales tax rate compare to those cities?
13. Who do I contact if I have more questions?