Washington County Transportation Funding

Transportation funding: Improving your quality of life

Our long range Transportation Plan envisions a well-connected multi-modal countywide transportation system. However, we have a long way to go to realize that vision. We also currently maintain nearly 1,300 miles of roads within the county—from major urban boulevards to gravel roads in the Coast Range. These roads connect us all together, and getting from Point A to Point B safely and efficiently is vital to our economy and quality of life. Without our network of roads and bridges, we could not obtain the food, goods and services we depend on. Our police, fire and other emergency responders would be unable to protect our families and homes. Employees would be unable to get to their jobs. Even visiting relatives for Sunday dinner would be challenging.

However, it's easy to take our transportation system for granted. We forget its success depends on money—and that money has to come from somewhere. The purpose of our Transportation Funding site is:

  • To keep you informed about transportation funding in Washington County;
  • To demonstrate how your dollars are working to keep our community moving; and
  • To provide you an opportunity to offer your valued opinion.Dollar puzzle

 

Fitting the Pieces Together
Just as a jigsaw puzzle is made of many interconnected pieces, the planning, construction and ongoing maintenance of the transportation system in Washington County relies on a combination of funding sources. Without any one of these funding pieces, the overall system cannot be sustained. For more information on how the transportation funding pieces fit together in Washington County, read Transportation Needs and Resources.

 

Tell Us What You Think
At Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation, we rely on more than just your tax dollars to achieve our goals. We depend on your support and input as well. After all, this is your transportation system. Let us know what you think. Thank you for your interest in our transportation network. With your help, we can keep Washington County moving—and maintain our reputation as one of America's most livable communities.