The gas tax, which pays for Colorado’s transportation infrastructure, hasn’t been updated in nearly 30 years. Since then, cars have become more efficient and the value of a dollar has decreased by 56%, meaning our state has half the money it did in 1991 to address transportation needs. What does that mean in dollars and cents? A backlog of $9 billion in projects across Colorado.
Nearly 40 million people visit Colorado annually. That’s wear and tear on our transportation system. #110 makes sure they pay their share for critically needed improvements to our roads and bridges.
Your time is valuable. By investing six cents on a $10 purchase, together we will address Colorado’s $9 billion transportation backlog. It’s about time – your time – and it’s worth it.
Did you know that 80 percent of trips start on a local road? Forty percent of the funds raised through #110 are dedicated funds to cities and counties to address your local transportation needs.
Potholes. Sinkhole. Flat tires. Delays. In the Denver metro area, drivers spend more than $2,000 on additional car maintenance due to our crumbling roads.
From Club 20 on the Western Slope, to Conservation Colorado, Farm Bureau Colorado, and Governor John Hickenlooper – just to name a few – #110 has support from virtually every corner, city, and county in Colorado!
With our outdated transportation infrastructure in disrepair, Coloradans see more accidents and more traffic. More than 2,400 people were killed in crashes on Colorado’s roads from 2011 to 2015.
First Year Revenue
110 will address major projects on I-25, I-70 and the state highways that connect our communities throughout Colorado. Local governments will have full flexibility of their share of the funding, allowing our communities to meet their diverse needs throughout the state. Multimodal funding will support transportation options that decrease traffic congestion and protect our air quality. This funding could be used to support urban and rural bus service, large scale bike lanes and paths, and improvements for pedestrians.
It's been nearly three decades since we last changed how Colorado funds transportation. A lot's changed since then.