Colorado’s Crumbling Infrastructure:
- Each dollar spent on road improvements results in an average benefit of $5.20 by reducing delays and fuel consumption, and improving safety.
- 78% of Colorado’s roads will need to be repaired in the next 10 years, but the state lacks the budget to keep up. It’s time to stop the band-aid approach.
- Potholes and rough roads damage a vehicle’s tires and suspensions, costing the average Colorado driver $468 in repairs each year.
- Traffic congestion in the major metro areas continues to increase with over 50 hours per year spent in traffic by those in the Denver Metro region.
Source: 2018 TRIP report.
Proposition 110 does:
- Proposition 110 will create a new revenue source to fund Colorado’s crumbling roads, bridges and other infrastructure. It will generate an estimated $767 million in the first year.
- This isn’t a permanent tax - there is a 20 year sunset.
- No corner of the state is left untouched by Proposition 110. Nearly 80% of trips we take begin and end on a local road. The generated revenue will be distributed to local priorities across the entire state of Colorado.
- Tourists would pay their fair share. More than 39 million out-of-state tourists would help fund our transportation system when they purchase taxable goods.
Proposition 110 Ballot Language.