Doesn't all the development taking place in Oakland County mean lots of new money for roads?
No. New development generates new tax revenue in three ways: New property taxes from the increased property value; new sales tax from increased commerce; and new income tax from new jobs. None of those taxes are used to fund roads in Michigan. The primary sources of road funds in Michigan are the gas tax and vehicle registration fees.


Roads in Oakland County brochure.

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1. How much money does a penny of gas tax generate in Michigan, and for Oakland County?
2. Are all of our taxes going to fixing the roads?
3. Doesn't all the development taking place in Oakland County mean lots of new money for roads?
4. How are road funds divided between the state and local road agencies?
5. Statistics indicate that we've all been driving more. Doesn't that mean more gas tax revenue?
6. How are federal funds distributed in Oakland County?
7. Is RCOC spending all its money in some other community?
8. What do road improvements cost RCOC?
9. Why don't developers pay more for adding traffic to our area?
10. What about using property taxes for roads?
11. Why not eliminate Oakland's donor status?
12. Why aren't the roads widened before multiple housing projects (or commercial developments or other traffic generators) are allowed?