While my city has relatively low tabs, I have NO IDEA why a lightweight motorcycle pays the same weight fee as a 2800 lb roadster
These weight fees are a drop in the bucket and one of many taxes (including the second highest gas tax in the country) to go to roads. There will be no road funding problems, unless it’s a retaliatory action by the pisshole government.
What the big thing is is it changes how the Sound Transit fund is taxed. My tab would have been probably $400 for the car because of ST3. ST3 said they knew this was illegal due to misrepresentation. They did it anyway. Now it’s more clearly taxed at a lower rate to blue book value. That’s the major victory here.
For the record, Sound Transit is a PRIVATE company. ST2 is decades old, over budget and not completed. NONE of the ST projects have ANYTHING to do with bridges and roads. It’s all light rail type stuff.