Pennies 3 Program

The third York County Capital Projects Sales and Use Tax Program passed on August 2, 2011. This is also known as the Pennies for Progress 3 Program. The referendum was approved, with 82% of the voters voting in favor of the tax.  This program is a continuation of the 2003 1-cent sales tax and not an addition to the previous tax.  The expected revenue shown on the referendum was $161 million.  Collections ended on April 30, 2018 and the total revenue is approximately $186 million.

Types of Projects

The types of transportation projects that are included in the Pennies for Progress 3 program are as follows:
  • Bikeways
  • Bridge Construction/Replacement
  • Gravel Road Upgrades
  • Highway Safety Improvements
  • Intersection Improvements
  • Multi-Lane Widening
  • Sidewalks


  • Jerry Helms, Chairman
  • Chris Williams, Vice Chairman
  • Carl Dicks, Secretary
  • David Anderson
  • William Mitchell
  • Josh Vann

Staff Managed Program

In 2008, York County staff took over the management of the program which includes oversight of the planning, design, right-of-way accusation and construction for all these projects. Check out the project phases to find out more about each step a project must endure.