Helpful Fact Sheets are available for two projects that are part of the
Highway 101 Operational Improvement program
funded by Measure D.
Measure D was passed by the voters of Santa Barbara County in November
of 1989 to improve transportation infrastructure in the county. Measure
D provides for a one-half cent sales tax increase over a period of
twenty years and dedicates these revenues solely to fund transportation
projects and programs. Under Measure D, $270 million in sales tax revenues
have been collected since April 1990. Sales tax revenues will continue
to be collected until the program sunset date in April 2010.
Take a look at the
Measure D Overview for a more detailed
description and a list of completed regional
transportation projects funded by Measure D.
For even more detailed information, a
Powerpoint presentation is available
that was presented to the SBCAG at a February
2005 workshop (to download, right-click and
select "save file").
Passage of Measure D by the voters was preceded
by approval of the Measure D Expenditure Plan by SBCAG, the County
of Santa Barbara and each of the cities. The Measure D Expenditure
Plan defined how the sales tax revenues would be distributed. Local
agencies receive 70.0% of the revenues for
local street repair funding,
29.5% funds regional highway and transit projects, and the remaining
0.5% is used for specialized transit services. SBCAG, acting as the
Local Transportation Authority (LTA), is responsible for administering
these transportation programs. SBCAG has published a Ten Year Mid-Term
Report and a 2004 Strategic Plan regarding the Measure D program.