The enhanced Vehicle Registration Fees helped complete 29
sidewalk improvements and new safe routes to school throughout Ada
County in 2010 -- double the number of projects that were once
scheduled to occur. ACHD's project managers have worked hard to
produce more than $5.3 million in requested projects quickly and
efficiently, and their efforts are detailed in the
2010 Registration Fee Report.
ACHD wants voters to know what the new dollars they approved in 2008 have
accomplished. The report details the projects from 2010, the District's
improved process for starting and completing project work, and the projects
scheduled for 2011. Projects are divided into two categories: VRF (vehicle
registration fee) and Core, which represents the projects ACHD would have
funded with pre-existing revenues. Please see the attached
summary of 2010
work and the projects expected for 2011.
The ACHD Commission continues to be indebted to voters for approving the
extension and expansion of the fees on November 4, 2008. (For election materials
and VRF fee information,
click here.) The new funding, which will average about $4 million a
being split between
Programs and congestion improvement projects.
Community Programs projects develop and expand a safe and efficient
bike and pedestrian network for all residents of Ada County.
The highest priority Community Programs projects are
Routes to School projects. These types of projects also
benefit from other ACHD funding. "Thanks to voters, we will be
able to make improvements that impact every school district in Ada
County," said Carol McKee, ACHD Commissioner. "Work includes
new sidewalks, crosswalks and school speed zone flashing beacons,
all with the goal of increasing safety for children."
Sidewalk and Pathway Projects*
*Construction dates are subject to change
2010 budget features $2.3 million in new spending on pedestrian and Safe
Routes to School projects thanks to the enhanced Ada County Vehicle
Registration Fee. The fee will also generate an additional $2.25 million
for congestion mitigation in 2010. That funding will go toward the
Ten Mile, Franklin to Cherry Lane construction project in Meridian.