Monroe Transportation Benefit District
Monroe’s Transportation Benefit District (TBD) is a city transportation improvement program approved by voters in 2014. Since then, more than $8.1 million has been invested in Monroe’s street system to preserve, rehabilitate, and reconstruct the roads that residents and visitors use every day.
Sales tax renewal on November 2023 ballot
On June 6, 2023, the Monroe Transportation Benefit District unanimously approved a resolution (TBD 2023-001) that placed a ballot measure (Proposition 1) to renew a 0.2% sales tax on the Nov. 7 General Election. Elections results will be posted by Snohomish County and certified on November 28, 2023.
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What is a Transportation Benefit District?
TBD Funded Projects
The costs associated with Monroe’s road maintenance needs far exceed the necessary funding to sustain it. TBD funds fill this vital gap. The funds generated by the Monroe sales tax increase are currently used to prevent Monroe streets from failing and to rehabilitate and reconstruct failed roadway segments. Since its inception in 2014, more than $8.1 million has been invested in Monroe’s street system. Between 2016 and 2021, more than 14 (centerline) miles of roadway have been paved and close to 200 curb ramps have been upgraded to meet accessibility standards.
Other TBD-funded projects include:
|Powell Street Reconstruction|
Install new curb and sidewalk, bulb outs for traffic calming and a safer pedestrian experience.
|Construction expected to begin April 2023 and be complete July 2023.|
|Madison Street Reconstruction|
Remove/regrade/replace roadway.Install new curb and sidewalk, bulb outs for traffic calming and a safer pedestrian experience.
|Construction completed in 2022.|
|Annual Paving Program||Paved over 0.4 miles of roadway within city in 2022. 3.4 miles planned for 2023.||Annual program typically implemented April-October|
Monroe Ballot TBD Measures
Monroe voters initially approved a 0.2% sales tax increase in August 2014 to fund the Monroe TBD. Collection began in 2015. The sales tax automatically expires in 10 years unless renewed by voters. Proposition 1, Monroe Transportation Benefit District: Sales and Use Tax for Transportation Improvements, will appear on the November 7, 2023 ballot for Monroe voters to consider for renewal. To view the 2023 General Election results, go to the Snohomish County Elections webpage.