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New taxes, regional authority would give $264 million over 5 years for Fredericksburg-region transportation projects

Interstate 95 over the Rappahannock River [Photo: VDOT]
The Stafford County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation about the potential of a new regional transportation authority that could help fund mobility projects to unlock some of the region's traffic congestion.

The new commission, potentially the Rappahannock Area Transportation Authority, would require new and increased taxes to fund road improvements, said Ian Ollis, director of transportation planning at the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO).

Ollis said the region could look to its neighbors in Prince William, Fairfax, and Loudoun and enact a .06-cent grantors tax on deeds recorded at county courthouses. He also suggested adding one percent to a 7% transit occupancy tax (paid by those who stay in hotels) and .05 cents to the retail tax rates in the region.

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