Why do we need this transportation sales tax when we still have city trails projects in the design phase? 

The majority of transportation projects from the city’s 2014 bond are complete, however several are still underway and have taken time to come to fruition based on design needs, easements and right-of-way acquisitions, and project administration and priorities. Those projects remain important and are moving forward and could be further enhanced with longer connections and improved safety measures through a transportation sales tax. For instance, the trail that will be constructed along Masonboro Loop Road through the city’s transportation bond could be extended by the county all the way to Monkey Junction to create even greater connectivity. So, the work being accomplished through the bond could be enhanced through this sales tax and serve the community well into the future. 

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