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Posted on: July 11, 2017

WRCOG Adopts a new TUMF Nexus Study

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Riverside, CA – July 11, 2017 – The Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) Program, administered by the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), collects fees in Western Riverside County to ensure development pays its fair share for needed transportation and transit improvements that will support our region’s continued growth. The TUMF Nexus Study establishes the nexus between growth, development impacts, and infrastructure needs. This week WRCOG’s Executive Committee approved an updated 2016 TUMF Nexus Study. The Executive Committee also approved a new TUMF Fee Schedule for all development types. The final 2016 Nexus Study will be posted to the WRCOG website within one week, but here are the highlights: -The 2016 Nexus Study updates the version of the Nexus Study that WRCOG jurisdictions have been operating under since 2009. -The Nexus Study seeks to address the region’s goals for economic development, jobs-housing balance, and provision of an adequate transportation network for future population growth in Western Riverside County. -Over the life of the program, TUMF will collect nearly $4 billion for improvements to transportation infrastructure (including road widenings, grade separations, bridges, interchanges, and transit facilities), and acquisition of open space and sensitive habitat. -The newly adopted fee structure for each development type becomes effective once each jurisdiction adopts a revised TUMF Ordinance (anticipated completion by October 1, 2017). -The Executive Committee allowed for an immediate reduction in the retail fee to $7.50 a square foot. -The updated Nexus Study provides additional funding for key regional projects like the Cajalco Road interchange, the Scott Road interchange, Adams Street interchange and other projects throughout the region. Stay tuned for a series of TUMF workshops this Summer and Fall for jurisdictions, developers, and other interested parties to learn about the 2016 Nexus Study and TUMF Fee Schedule. If you have immediate questions about the TUMF Nexus Study or the new TUMF Fee Schedule, please contact Daniel Ramirez-Cornejo at Cornejo@wrcog.cog.ca.us or (951) 955-8307. # # #

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