Countywide Dialogue on Transportation: Funding Options

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  • Projects: View unfunded transportation projects being considered for Fairfax County.
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  • Documents : View maps and other related documents for this project.

Continuation of Countywide Dialogue on Transportation from Fairfax County
  • These revenue sources are not being presented in any specific order. They are presented based on their ability to generate revenue.
  • There is no preconceived notion as to which of these revenue sources are preferred. Your feedback is encouraged.
  • More than one revenue source could be recommended.
  • Each source is shown in a way that can be adjusted up or down.
  • View comparative ranking lists
  • County versus Commonwealth: Who can authorize what?

Estimated Annual Revenue for Transportation by Source

Revenue Source, Increase Estimated Annual Revenue
Sales Tax on Service, 1% $367.5 million
Income Tax, 0.5% $229 million
Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax, 1¢ per mile $120 million
HB3202 (2007) Sources in FY 2014 Dollars $118.4 million
Sales Tax, 0.5% $83 million
Meals Tax, 4% $80 million
Tolls $35 million
Real Estate Tax, 1% of assessed value $20 million
Gas Tax, 1% of sales price $12 million
Personal Property Tax, 10¢ per $100 assessed value $11 million
Developer Contributions, $4.07/sq.ft. non-res; $1,000/res $7 million
Gas Tax, 1¢ per gallon $4 million
Commercial and Industrial Property Tax, 1¢ per $100 assessed $3.8 million
Parking Fees, $1/day <$1 million



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