About Seattle Transportation Benefit District

In 2014, Seattle voters approved Proposition 1 to fund the purchase of increased Metro service and additional transit programs for Seattle residents. This voter-approved funding measure includes a $60 vehicle license fee and 0.1% sales tax increase to generate about $50 million annually to improve transit availability and access for 6 years (2014-2020). 

On July 7, 2020, Mayor Jenny Durkan transmitted legislation to City Council for a Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD)  to fund essential transit service, capital projects, and transit access programs like ORCA Opportunity.