The ninth annual ACHD revenue and expense report,
details more than $100 million in spending on new roads, sidewalks and bridges last year -- and more than $1 billion in transportation infrastructure
improvement within the cities and Ada County since 2004.
The analysis tracks the revenue collections and spending by local government boundaries and is based on ACHD’s annual – and audited – financial statements filed with the State of Idaho.
The report illustrates the distribution of services and projects received by each city in 2018
and the generally even distribution over the 15-year span covered by the report. Over time, these reports have shown that by responding to the
greatest transportation needs, monies received from property taxes, gas taxes, development impact fees and other revenue are spent
proportionately across the county.
Although ACHD is a countywide entity, sending resources toward the greatest needs on the regional roadway system, the spending report provides a reference point for local officials.
High-growth areas can be seen by the amount of impact fees generated in each jurisdiction. Development impact fees are paid through building permits as new homes, stores, and industrial buildings are completed. Meridian produced the most impact fees from 2004 through 2018, generating $75 million -- an indication of the fast-paced growth over a decade and a half.