Initial 3-Year Program
As Southern Nevada emerged from the recession of 2007-09, the needs of our transportation infrastructure that were put on hold due to lack of funding demanded more attention. To cover a growing gap in funding, in 2013 Nevada passed legislation, and Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law, a funding program to tie motor vehicle fuel tax to inflation for a three-year period. The Clark County Board of Commissioners followed with an ordinance to put that funding program in place from January 2014 through December 2016. Fuel Revenue Indexing (FRI) was designed to keep pace with material and labor costs, generate funds for critically needed transportation projects and create jobs.
During the November 2016 election, ballot Question 5 asked Clark County voters if they wanted to continue to tie fuel tax to the rate of inflation for an additional 10 years. Approved by a majority of voters, the program was extended through 2026.