Faced with growing needs for better signal timing, for more efficient intersections and roads, and for expanded pedestrian and cycling facilities, the Ada County Highway District asked the public about spending priorities -- and the willingness to pay for more service.
The ACHD Commission is listening to your input as it considers budget priorities and investments in the future. Alongside a random survey that involved telephone calls to Ada County citizens, an online survey was available to those who wished to weigh in.
Read the results from this survey and the full report Ada County Voters' Views about ACHD Funding Options.
Since 1990, Ada County voters have twice approved a local vehicle registration fee to increase transportation mobility and safety. The funds, generally matched with impact fees from development, underwrite projects to reduce traffic congestion and to bulid neighborhood-level improvements under the jurisdiction of the Ada County Highway District (ACHD).
At the July 11, 2018 Commmission meeting, the ACHD Commission voted 3-2 in favor of placing on the November 6, 2018 ballot, a measure to reauthorize and increase Ada County Vehicle Registration Fees. The implementation date for the new fee would be January 1, 2019.
The increase would target: Capital projects, specifically reduction of traffic congestion, such as improved signalization technology, intersection improvements and enhancing mobility infrastructure; Large-scale projects, such as the replacement of aging infrastructure and the improvement of key mobility corridors, such as Linder Road and State Street; and the Creation of new Safe Routes to School, sidewalk and bicycle facilities.