Madera County’s half-cent transportation tax is up for renewal in November.
First passed in 1990 and again in 2006 for a 20-year period, Measure T is up for renewal four years early.
The half-cent sales tax has provided more than $10 million annually for local transportation projects, and the county has utilized it to bring in over $226 million in state and federal matching funds.
Madera County estimates that Measure T will bring in $866 million over a 30-year period.
A major difference with this effort to renew Measure T over years past is that the tax would not expire if passed. Voters would have to bring forward another measure in the future to end the tax if desired.
Measure T funding would be allocated as follows:
- 35 percent to the Local and Neighborhood Street Maintenance and Pothole Repairs Subprogram
- 25 percent to the Major Routes, Access and Safety Improvements Program
- 15 percent to the Community and Neighborhood Streets and Roads Subprogram
- 12.5 percent to the Local Flexibility Subprogram for transportation needs
- 4 percent to the Public Transit Program
- 4 percent to Safe Routes to School and Pedestrian and Bike Safety Program
- 3 percent to Clean Air and New Technology Program
- 1.5 percent to Administration and Planning Program
Measure T needs a two-thirds majority vote to pass.