Vehicle Registration Fee Projects
Brooke Green
Sr. Transportation Planner

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 year, is being split between ACHD Community 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 Safe 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."

Some of the projects made possible because of new
VRFs in 2010

Sidewalk and Pathway Projects*

*Construction dates are subject to change

Congestion Improvement


ACHD's 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.