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Posted on: July 26, 2023

Transportation Benefit District

In January, the Longview City Council, in their role as the Transportation Benefit District Board, approved Transportation Benefit District Ordinance No. TBD 23-01 increasing vehicle license fees to improve the City’s aging street network and preserve transportation routes for all Longview citizens.

For Longview residents, vehicle license renewals due on or after July 12, 2023, will increase $20. This additional fee is dedicated to funding transportation improvements in the City and repairing many of its streets.

The  photo shows the project priority list. If it is difficult to read, you can also view it on slide 6 of the full presentation provided to the City Council in January at 
TBD Priority List
Transportation Benefit District History:
The Longview Transportation Benefit District (TBD) was established on December 15, 2016 by Ordinance No. 3334, and a $20 motor vehicle license renewal fee was adopted on February 9, 2017.
2018 – 2022
The City has completed four of our highest prioritized capital projects including:
• 15th Avenue resurfacing
• Nichols Blvd resurfacing 
• Oregon Way resurfacing 
• California Way resurfacing
In 2022, we used the TBD funds to hire an additional 3-person street maintenance crew. This crew is tasked with: replacing concrete street panels, repairing asphalt streets, chip sealing streets, crack sealing, and fixing potholes. Productivity among these tasks is up 162%.
On January 12, 2023 the motor vehicle license renewal fee was increased to $40. With these additional funds we are planning to systematically and strategically tackle our next priority projects.
The next five projects on the priority list are:
• Oregon Way, Beech to Industrial Way
• Glenwood, Pacific to Columbia Heights 
• Columbia Heights, Cascade to Fishers Lane
• NW Nichols, Louisiana to Ocean Beach Highway
• NE Nichols, Louisiana to Ocean Beach Highway
Additional information about the TBD can be found on the TDB webpage.

For any questions, please contact the City of Longview Public Works at 360.442.5200.

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