How RAD Works

Allegheny County North ParkĀ© Julie Goetz/RAD

The RAD funding program is diverse and has funded more than 160 different assets located throughout the County.  Demographic reports show that users of regional assets come from all over the County and region.

Did you know? By the end of 2019, the local 1% sales tax, paid by residents of and visitors to Allegheny County, is expected to have resulted in a cumulative more than $3.9 billion investment in the region’s:

  • Public Libraries
  • Parks and Trails
  • Sports and Civic Facilities
  • Arts and Culture Organizations
  • Major Regional Facilities
  • Transit
  • Local Municipal Services Such as Police and Roads

Half of the RAD tax proceeds go directly to County and municipal governments. Municipalities have allocated RAD funds for a wide variety of services, like public safety and capital projects.

RAD maintains a Board-adopted code of ethics, holding its officials and employees to stringent ethical standards.

RAD's policy ensures compliance with the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law, to provide access to RAD's public records.

The District regularly purchases office supplies, graphic services, information technology support services, printing services and mailing and shipping services.

As a part of its mission, the District supports efforts to enhance minority- and women-owned businesses in Allegheny County.