Follow the Money
Where do we get our money for the transportation system?

General information

What sources of revenue contribute to maintaining and expanding the transportation system?

Gas Taxes

$0.56 from Each Gallon of Gas Purchased

$500–$600 MILLION PER YEAR

Sales Taxes

1/4 cent from California Sales Tax*

$50–$60 MILLION PER YEAR

*3/4 cent in Sacramento County

1/2 cent in Woodland

3/5 cent in West Sacramento

Local Contributions

Developer fees & contributions, city/county budget, property taxes, other local assessments varies by city and county

$300–$500 MILLION PER YEAR

Transit Fares

100% of fares go back into the transit system

$50–$70 MILLION PER YEAR

How much do you pay per year in gas and sales taxes for the transportation system?

The average household pays $500 per year or $42 a month.

How do you compare?

Average Household Monthly Budget:

Cable Television $120
Mobile Phones $150
Housing $1400
Food $540
Car (gas, insurance, car payment and maintenance) $600
Gas and sales taxes that go to the transportation system $42

*Information collected in 2015 for MTP/SCS Workshops