Bill No.                25-12                        

Concerning: Taxation - Impact Tax - Bikesharing

Revised:    7-19-12            Draft No. 1  

Introduced:      September 11, 2012       

Enacted:         November 13, 2012        

Executive:       November 21, 2012        

Effective:        February 20, 2013          

Sunset Date:  None                             

Ch.   22    , Laws of Mont. Co.    2012    


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By: Council President Berliner and Councilmembers Ervin, Riemer, Elrich, Leventhal, Andrews and Navarro


AN ACT to:

            (1)        allow transportation impact tax funds to be used for certain bikesharing stations; and

            (2)        generally amend the law governing the transportation impact tax.


By amending

            Montgomery County Code

            Chapter 52, Taxation

            Section 52-58



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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:

          Sec. 1.  Section 52-58 is amended as follows:

52-58.                   Use of impact tax funds.

          Impact tax funds may be used for any:

(a)     new road or widening of an existing road that adds highway or intersection capacity or improves transit service or bicycle commuting, such as bus lanes or bike lanes;

(b)     new or expanded transit center or park-and-ride lot,

(c)      bus added to the Ride-On bus fleet, but not a replacement bus;

(d)     new bus shelter, but not a replacement bus shelter;

(e)      hiker-biker trail used primarily for transportation;

(f)      bicycle locker that holds at least 8 bicycles;

(g)     bikesharing station (including bicycles) approved by the Department of Transportation;

[(g)] (h) sidewalk connector to a major activity center or along an arterial or major highway; or

[(h)] (i) the operating expenses of any transit or trip reduction program.