Proposed $10 vehicle registration fee to help ease congested Brazos County roads

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -It’s no magic formula that targeted traffic congestion on Brazos County roads is a ache for motorists. A potential answer to the issue could charge considerably less than .84 cents a month.

The Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority is recommending a payment of $10 to assist fund transportation projects in the county.

The price would be added to the annual car registration of those people that have automobiles registered in Brazos County.

The referendum is expected to be on November’s Normal Election ballot. If voters approve the $10 fee could be imposed commencing in February 2023.

Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority chairperson Barry Moore states the price is a compact price tag to shell out to assistance simplicity congestion and boost roadways in the county.

“Every 12 months congestion receives even worse by about five p.c. Those people are quantities from the Texas Transportation Institute which we’re lucky to have in this county,” Moore said. “If we do practically nothing we can count on that will continue to keep going.”

According to the Brazos County Tax Assessors Business office, just in excess of 160,000 automobiles are registered in the county. At $10 for each automobile, the county could generate $1.6 million.

Brazos County Tax Assessor Kristeen Roe states it is unclear at the instant which type of cars the $10 charge will be imposed on.

“The problem is, is that heading to include trailers or not. Specifically to me farm trailers,” reported Roe. ” I haven’t acquired that reply correct now but that is a little something that I’m going to go to the point out and inquire.”

Brazos County Commissioners and local leaders expressed their assist for the registration cost again in November 2020.

“I think it’s an fantastic opportunity for us to enhance transportation in Brazos County and I aid it wholeheartedly,” stated Raney, (R) – District 14.

The RMA has expressed 3 first projects of curiosity. The Easter Interior Loop would start out on Highway 6 and loop outwards close to Highway 21 around Coulter Industry, FM1179 SH30, and loop back to Highway 6 around William D. Fitch Parkway.

The RMA would also like to make improvements to SH21/SH 47 in close proximity to the RELLIS Campus and Arrington Road the place it intersects with William D. Fitch Parkway.

Brazos County RMA Initial Projects
Brazos County RMA Initial Assignments(KBTX)

Moore says for all-around .83 cents a month the payment is a person of the greatest answers to support spend back again in the roadways though leveraging regional assets.

“We’ve acquired to do one thing,” claimed Moore. ” This is a way we can use money that come from this community from motor vehicle registrations to leverage to get money from TxDOT, from the federal governing administration, and from other destinations that we could not be in a position to get if not.”

County Leaders have right up until Mid August to determine if this referendum will be on November’s ballot.

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