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1 Public Involvement & the Early Education Campaign John White Director of Public Policy, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce 1

2 N.C. Enabling Legislation: In 2008, the 21 st Century Transportation Committee of the North Carolina General Assembly recommended in late 2008 that several urban counties be allowed to levy a ½% sales tax for public transit, after extensive research from its Intermodal Committee. Concurrently, the Triangle based Special Transit Advisory Commission also recommended a ½% sales tax in Wake, Durham and Orange Counties along with a $10 increase in vehicle registration fees. Those recommendations were enacted by the 2009 North Carolina General Assembly in House Bill 148, (Session Law ) as part of a statewide package of transit funding legislation. The legislation also included authorization for a supplemental property tax in the Research Triangle Special Tax District. The components relative to the Triangle are outlined step by step below:21 st Century Transportation Committee recommendedextensive research from its Intermodal Committee Special Transit Advisory CommissionrecommendedHouse Bill 148 A. LOCAL OPTION ½% SALES TAX – outline of procedure for levy and administration and excerpts from the legislation.. According to the General Assembly's Fiscal Research Division, the tax is expected to annually raise approximately $51 million in Wake, $16 million in Durham, and $5 million in Orange.According to the General Assembly's Fiscal Research Division 2

3 Public Involvement Associations Religious Community Rotary Clubs Media DO Transit (Durham Orange Friends of Transit) 3

4 Supporters: The Congestion Relief and Intermodal Transportation 21 st Century Fund In Support AARP of North Carolina American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina ARC of North Carolina Cabarrus County Transportation System Capital Area Friends of Transit Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association Carolinas Associated General Contractors Carolinas Concrete Pipe and Products Association Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association Cary Chamber of Commerce Chapel Hill Transit Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce Charlotte Area Transit System 4

5 Supporters (Cont.): The Congestion Relief and Intermodal Transportation 21 st Century Fund In Support Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Conservation Council of North Carolina Duplin County Public Transportation Durham Chamber of Commerce Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Greene County Transportation Department Greensboro Partnership McDowell Chamber of Commerce Moore County Transportation Services Morrisville Chamber of Commerce NAACP of North Carolina North Carolina ACORN North Carolina Aggregates Association North Carolina Alliance for Health North Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations North Carolina Association of County Commissioners North Carolina Chamber 5

6 Supporters (Cont.): The Congestion Relief and Intermodal Transportation 21 st Century Fund In Support North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association North Carolina Concrete Pavement Association North Carolina Housing Coalition North Carolina Justice Center North Carolina League of Municipalities North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition North Carolina Public Transportation Association North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center North Carolina Sierra Club North Carolina State Ports Authority Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation Pitt Area Transit System (Pitt County) Professional Engineers of North Carolina 6

7 Supporters (Cont.): The Congestion Relief and Intermodal Transportation 21 st Century Fund In Support Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Regional Coordinated Area Transportation System (Randolph and Montgomery Counties) Regional Transportation Alliance Rutherford County Transit Southern Environmental Law Center Triangle Tomorrow Triangle Transit Unifour Rural Planning Organization WakeUP Wake County Winston-Salem Chamber WTS NC Chapter 7

8 Strategy Lobbying? Who has the best contacts? Continuing to count legislative support within General Assembly 8

9 Strategy Lobbying (Cont.)? Continuing to communicate “what’s in it for me factor to rural delegations” 9

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