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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most frequently asked questions about the 1/4 cent sales tax.
Why is this being explored now?
What will be included on the November ballot?
How much would be raised through the sales tax?
How much would this sales tax cost me?
Who would receive the transportation sales tax dollars?
How can the funding be used?
Will the transportation sales tax be collected on groceries, medicine, and other necessary items?
Who would pay for this tax?
How soon would the sales tax funding be implemented and put to use?
What are the goals for the future of trails and transit in New Hanover County?
How is this going to benefit me and our community?
How will the transportation sales tax make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists?
How will the transportation sales tax benefit the environment?
What are the health benefits of trails and transit?
How would this benefit our economy?
How could this benefit all residents – from children to seniors?
Why is public transit important?
The buses aren’t always full, so why should Wave receive more funding?
Why do we need this transportation sales tax when we still have city trails projects in the design phase?
Why can we not just use state or federal dollars to fund projects?
Would the sales tax be used for a new bridge across the Cape Fear River?
Will the public be able to provide input on the trails and transit priorities established?
What other North Carolina counties have passed a transportation sales tax?
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