The Transportation Benefit District (TBD) is a quasi-municipal corporation and independent taxing district created for the sole purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, providing, and funding transportation improvements within the city. The Sequim City Council established the District in 2008. In July 2009 and again in 2018, voters approved funding for TBD projects for a period of ten years by way of an increase in sales tax (.2%). The TBD is a separate entity from the City and an organizational structure was established, policies adopted, and projects identified.
Types of TBD projects include:
- Annual Safety Maintenance and Operations: Pavement markings, crosswalk striping, sidewalk repair, sign maintenance and signal operation and maintenance, street lighting operation and maintenance, and vegetation control.
- Road Preservation: Pavement overlays, crack sealing, shoulder maintenance, drainage and storm sewer maintenance.
- Road Improvements: New construction associated with capacity and safety improvements, including but not limited to widening, channelization, sidewalk installation, signalization and drainage improvements.
Following are some of the TBD projects that have been completed: