Ports-to-Plains Alliance is a member of Move Colorado and partners to help educate elected officials and the public on the impacts of a continued erosion of transportation revenue.
It’s important to understand that even if the price of gas rises, taxes on gas don’t rise with it. Gas taxes are paid on a per gallon basis. In Colorado we pay $0.404 per gallon, no matter how high the price of gas rises. Colorado ranks in the bottom half when compared to other states. Due to inflation and the rising price of gas, the gas tax is only 6% of the cost of 1 gallon of gas, compared to 20% in 1992.
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May 9, 2013
Recently, at the 2013 APWA Colorado Management + Conference, Move Colorado President Jeff Kullman made an in-depth presentation on transportation funding following the implementation of MAP 21. His presentation immediately followed that of Phil Washington, general manager of RTD. Fully funding transportation is critical to providing Coloradans with the mobility, freedom and safety to travel throughout the state. Jeff provided a clear picture of the state of transportation funding to help recommend a path forward for investing in a modern transportation system that Colorado families and businesses can rely on for their everyday needs…