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The funds generated by the transportation benefit district may be used for transportation improvements that preserve, maintain and operate the existing transportation infrastructure of the city, consistent with the requirements of Chapter 36.73 RCW, as it now exists or is hereafter amended. In addition to the foregoing, the funds generated may be used for any purpose allowed by law including to operate the district and to make transportation improvements that are consistent with existing state, regional, and local transportation plans and necessitated by existing or reasonably foreseeable congestion levels pursuant to Chapter 36.73 RCW. The transportation improvements funded by the district shall be made in an effort to reduce the risk of transportation facility failure and improve safety, decrease travel time, increase daily and peak period trip capacity, improve safety, continue the cost-effectiveness of the city’s infrastructure investments, and continue the optimal performance of the transportation system.

Additional transportation improvement projects may be funded only after compliance with the provisions of RCW 36.73.050(b) following notice, public hearing and enactment of an authorizing ordinance.