Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority Sales Tax Extension Question (November 2012)

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A Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority Sales Tax Extension question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in El Paso County, which is in Colorado.

If approved, this question authorizes the extension of the .55% sales and use tax so end in 2024 instead of 2014 in order to continue funding regional transportation improvements.[1]

Election results

5A-Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority Tax Extension
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 191,055 79.45%
No49,40520.55%

Election results from El Paso County Current Election Results Summary

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

SHALL THE EXISTING 0.55% (FIFTY-FIVE ONE HUNDREDTHS OF ONE PENNY PER DOLLAR) PIKES PEAK RURAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY’S (PPRTA) SALES AND USE TAX, WHICH SUNSETS ON DECEMBER 31, 2014, BE EXTENDED TO SUNSET DECEMBER 31, 2024 FOR THE PURPOSES OF FUNDING REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS (100% OF NET REVENUE) AS SPECIFIED IN THE VOTER-APPROVED LIST OF SPECIFIC REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS AS HEREBY AMENDED AND LISTED AS FOLLOWS:

PRIORITY “A” PROJECTS:
REGIONAL COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS:
• BLACK FOREST RD. ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS: WOODMEN RD. TO RESEARCH PKWY.
• STAPLETON DR. /BRIARGATE BLVD. CORRIDOR STUDY
• TUTT BLVD. EXTENSION: DUBLIN BLVD. TO TEMPLETON GAP RD.
• W. COLORADO AVE. RECONSTRUCTION: 31ST ST. TO US 24

INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS: • ACADEMY BLVD.: BIJOU ST. TO AIRPORT RD. PAVEMENT RECONSTRUCTION
• ACADEMY BLVD.: FOUNTAIN BLVD. TO MILTON PROBY PKWY. PAVEMENT RECONSTRUCTION
• ACADEMY BLVD.: I-25 TO BRADLEY RD. RAMPS
• ACADEMY BLVD. OVER COTTONWOOD CREEK BRIDGE REHABILITATION
• ADA-PARATRANSIT BUS SYSTEM VEHICLE REPLACEMENT (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• AIRPORT RD. OVER SPRING CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• BARNES RD. ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS: SOLAR RIDGE DR. TO POWERS BLVD.
• BEACON LITE RD.: HIGHWAY 105 TO COUNTY LINE RD.
• BELVEDERE AVE. WIDENING PHASE I (GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS)
• CENTENNIAL BLVD. EXTENSION: FILLMORE ST. TO FONTANERO ST.
• CENTENNIAL BLVD.: GARDEN OF THE GODS RD. TO FILLMORE ST. PAVEMENT RECONSTRUCTION
• CHESTNUT ST. OVER S. DOUGLAS CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• CIRCLE DR. EASTBOUND OVER FOUNTAIN CREEK BRIDGE REHABILITATION
• CIRCLE DR. EASTBOUND OVER HANCOCK BRIDGE REHABILITATION
• CIRCLE DR. WESTBOUND OVER FOUNTAIN CREEK BRIDGE REHABILITATION
• CIRCLE DR. WESTBOUND OVER HANCOCK BRIDGE REHABILITATION
• COMPANION DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS FOR ROADWAY PROJECTS (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• CONGESTION AND INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT PHASE I (COLORADO SPRINGS: CITYWIDE)
• COTTONWOOD TRAIL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• DEER CREEK RD., BASE CAMP RD., EMIGRANT TR.: MONUMENT HILL RD. TO WOODMOOR DR.
• DUBLIN BLVD. IMPROVEMENTS: BRIDLE PASS WAY TO POWERS BLVD.
• EASTONVILLE RD.: MCLAUGHLIN RD. TO LATIGO BLVD.
• 8TH ST. IMPROVEMENTS.: MOTOR CITY WAY TO FOUNTAIN CREEK
• EL PASO BLVD. BRIDGE OVER FOUNTAIN CREEK TRIBUTARY REPLACEMENT
• EMERGENCY BRIDGE FUND (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• ENCHANTED CL. OVER SAND CREEK TRIBUTARY BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• FIXED-ROUTE BUS SYSTEM VEHICLE REPLACEMENT (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• FONTAINE BLVD. AT SECURITY BLVD. AND WIDEFIELD BLVD.
• GALLEY RD. OVER SAND CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• HIGHWAY 105: I-25 TO HIGHWAY 83
• I-25 RAMPS: SOUTH NEVADA AVE./ TEJON ST. CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS
• INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS PHASE I (COLORADO SPRINGS: CITYWIDE)
• LAS VEGAS ST./ROYER UNION PACIFIC RR CROSSING RELOCATION
• MAIN ST. AT SECURITY BLVD.
• MANITOU AVE. WEST END PEDESTRIAN AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS
• MANITOU SPRINGS DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK, DRAINAGE AND UTILITIES IMPROVEMENTS
• MANITOU SPRINGS TRANSIT SHUTTLE AND SURFACE OR STRUCTURE PARKING
• MERIDIAN RD./MCLAUGHLIN RD. ROUNDABOUT
• MESA RIDGE PKWY. IMPROVEMENTS: POWERS BLVD. TO MARKSHEFFEL RD.
• MIDLAND TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS: RIDGE RD. TO COLUMBIA ST.
• MONUMENT HILL RD.: COUNTY LINE RD. TO WOODMOOR DR.
• NEW MERIDIAN RD. AT US-24
• OLD RANCH RD. IMPROVEMENTS AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• ON-STREET BIKEWAY IMPROVEMENTS PHASE I (COLORADO SPRINGS: CITYWIDE)
• PEDESTRIAN TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS PHASE I (COLORADO SPRINGS: CITYWIDE)
• PIKES PEAK AVE.: COLORADO AVE. TO PRINTERS PKWY. PAVEMENT RECONSTRUCTION
• PIKES PEAK GREENWAY CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• PLATTE AVE. CONNECTION TO I-25 STUDY
• PLATTE AVE. CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT STUDY
• PLATTE AVE. WESTBOUND OVER SAND CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• RAMAH: STREET OVERLAY PROGRAM
• ROADWAY SAFETY AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS PHASE I (COLORADO SPRINGS: CITYWIDE)
• ROCK ISLAND TRAIL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• S. CHEYENNE CANYON RD. 1 OVER CHEYENNE CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• SCHOOL AND NEIGHBORHOOD PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS PHASE I (COLORADO SPRINGS: CITYWIDE)
• SHOOK’S RUN TRAIL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• SIDEWALK/BUS STOP PROGRAM ON EXISTING ROUTES (RAMPS, PADS, ROUTE CHANGES, ENHANCEMENT: COLORADO SPRINGS)
• SINTON TRAIL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• STILLING BASINS (ROADWAY DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS: GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS)
• TEMPLETON GAP TRAIL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEM UPGRADE (COLORADO SPRINGS: 60 LOCATIONS)
• UNION PACIFIC RR MAINLINE OVER FONTANERO ST. BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• UNION PACIFIC RR NEVADA AND TEJON ST. CROSSING RECONSTRUCTION (DESIGN ONLY)
• VANPOOL VEHICLE REPLACEMENT (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• W. FILLMORE ST. OVER UNNAMED CHANNEL BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• WOODMEN RD. IMPROVEMENTS: UNION BLVD. CONTINUOUS FLOW INTERSECTION

PRIORITY “B” PROJECTS:
• ACADEMY BLVD.: PALMER PARK BLVD. TO BIJOU ST. PAVEMENT RECONSTRUCTION
• ADA-PARATRANSIT VEHICLE PURCHASE (FLEET EXPANSION) (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• AUSTIN BLUFFS PKWY. ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS: MEADOW RIDGE DR. TO WOODMEN RD.
• B ST. AT CRESTRIDGE AVE.
• BELVEDERE AVE. WIDENING PHASE II (GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS)
• BLACK FOREST RD.: RESEARCH PKWY. TO WILDRIDGE RD.
• BRADLEY RD. AT HANCOCK EXPWY AND MAIN ST.
• BRIDGE REHABILITATION/REPLACEMENT (GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS)
• CACHE LA POUDRE OVER MONUMENT CREEK BRIDGE REHABILITATION
• CASCADE AVE. OVER CHEYENNE RUN BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• CHAMBERLIN AVE. SOUTH IMPROVEMENTS
• CHAPEL HILLS TRANSFER STATION UPGRADE
• CIMARRON ST. OVER FOUNTAIN CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• CITADEL TRANSFER STATION REPLACEMENT
• COMMERCIAL ST.: SIDEWALKS AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS (RAMAH)
• CONGESTION AND INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS PHASE II (COLORADO SPRINGS: CITYWIDE)
• DRENNAN RD. OVER JIMMY CAMP CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• DUBLIN BLVD. EXTENSION: PETERSON RD. TO MARKSHEFFEL RD.
• 8TH ST. OVER FOUNTAIN CREEK BRIDGE REHABILITATION
• EL PASO ST. OVER PLATTE BRIDGE REHABILITATION
• FASCINATION CL. OVER SAND CREEK TRIBUTARY BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• FIXED-ROUTE VEHICLES PURCHASE (FLEET EXPANSION) (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• FONTAINE BLVD. AT GRINNELL BLVD./ GRINNELL ST.
• FONTAINE BLVD.: GRINNELL BLVD. TO POWERS BLVD.
• FOUNTAIN MESA RD.: CABALLERO AVE. TO FONTAINE BLVD.
• FT. CARSON/PPCC TRANSFER STATION UPGRADE
• GATEWAY RD. OVER CAMP CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• GRINNELL BLVD.: BRADLEY RD. TO POWERS BLVD.
• HANCOCK EXPWY REALIGNMENT: CLARENDON DR. TO CHELTON RD.
• HANCOCK EXPWY AT CLEARVIEW DR. AND YUCATAN DR.
• HODGEN RD.: BLACK FOREST RD. TO EASTONVILLE RD.
• INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS PHASE II (COLORADO SPRINGS: CITYWIDE)
• LAS VEGAS ST. CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• MAIN ST. AT NORMAN DR.
• MANITOU SPRINGS CANON AVE. AND PARK AVE. PEDESTRIAN AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS
• MANITOU SPRINGS SIDEWALKS, DRAINAGE AND UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS (CITYWIDE)
• MANITOU SPRINGS CREEK WALK TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS
• MARK DABLING 1 OVER UNNAMED CHANNEL CORRUGATED METAL PIPE REPLACEMENT
• MARK DABLING 2 OVER UNNAMED CHANNEL BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• MARKSHEFFEL RD. OVER JIMMY CAMP CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• MAYHURST AVE. OVER CHEYENNE CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• MERIDIAN RD.: REX RD. TO HODGEN RD.
• OLD PUEBLO RD.: LINK RD. TO I-25
• OLD RANCH RD. IMPROVEMENTS: VOYAGER PKWY. TO KETTLE CREEK RD.
• ON-STREET BIKEWAY IMPROVEMENTS PHASE II (COLORADO SPRINGS: CITYWIDE)
• PASEO BRIDGE REPLACEMENT OVER SHOOK’S RUN TRIBUTARY
• PEDESTRIAN TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS PHASE II (COLORADO SPRINGS: CITYWIDE)
• PIKES PEAK GREENWAY CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS PHASE II (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• PIKES PEAK HIGHWAY/FOUNTAIN AVE. AT US-24
• PLATTE AVE. EASTBOUND OVER SAND CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• POWERS BLVD. EXTENSION: I-25 TO SH 83 PHASE I
• REPLACE AND UPGRADE TRANSIT IT EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE (INCLUDING SMARTCARD, REAL-TIME BUS INFORMATION, TRAFFIC SIGNAL PRIORITIZATION, ETC.) (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• RETURN RD. OVER PLATTE AVE. REHABILITATION
• ROAD WEATHER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (COLORADO SPRINGS: CITYWIDE)
• ROADWAY SAFETY AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS PHASE II (COLORADO SPRINGS: CITYWIDE)
• ROCK ISLAND TRAIL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS PHASE II (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• ROCKRIMMON BLVD.: WOODMEN RD. TO PRO RODEO PAVEMENT RECONSTRUCTION
• ROCKRIMMON BLVD. II BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION
• SAND CREEK TRAIL CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS: PALMER PARK BLVD. TO CONSTITUTION AVE.
• SCHOOL AND NEIGHBORHOOD PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS PHASE II (COLORADO SPRINGS: CITYWIDE)
• SECURITY BLVD. AT WILLIS DR.
• SHOOK’S RUN BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS
• SIDEWALK/BUS STOP PROGRAM ON EXPANDED ROUTES (RAMPS, PADS, ROUTE CHANGES, ENHANCEMENT: COLORADO SPRINGS)
• STAPLETON DR. / BRIARGATE PKWY.: MERIDIAN RANCH TO EASTONVILLE RD.
• STAPLETON DR. / BRIARGATE PKWY.: TOWNER AVE. TO MERIDIAN RD.
• STRATTON AVE. OVER CHEYENNE CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• 30TH ST. CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS (COLORADO SPRINGS)
• TOWNE EAST CENTER (BABCOCK) OVER SAND CREEK BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION (50% DEVELOPER)
• TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEM UPGRADE (COLORADO SPRINGS: 55 LOCATIONS)
• 21ST ST. OVER FOUNTAIN CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• 21ST ST. ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS: US 24 TO LOWER GOLD CAMP RD.
• UNION PACIFIC RR SIDING OVER FONTANERO ST. BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• UTE PASS AVE. OVERLAY (GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS)
• VERDE OVER SPRING CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• VOLLMER RD. IMPROVEMENTS: BRIARGATE PKWY. TO BURGESS RD.
• WATER ST. OVER CAMP CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
• ZOO RD. OVER UNNAMED CHANNEL (CORRUGATED METAL PIPE REPLACEMENT)

WITH PRIORITY “A” PROJECTS BEING COMPLETELY FUNDED PRIOR TO USE OF FUNDING ON PRIORITY “B” PROJECTS, AND WITH NO MORE THAN 1% OF TOTAL REVENUE TO BE EXPENDED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES, WHICH EXTENSION CONSTITUTES NO CHANGE FROM THAT APPROVED BY THE VOTERS AT THE NOVEMBER 2, 2004 GENERAL ELECTION EXCEPT AN EXTENSION FROM THE ORIGINAL EXPIRATION DATE OF THE SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE PURPOSES OF FUNDING REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND IDENTIFICATION OF PRIORITY “A” AND “B” PROJECT LISTS TO BE FUNDED DURING THE EXTENSION PERIOD, WITH ALL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAX AND OTHER REVENUES OF PPRTA BEING COLLECTED AND SPENT EACH YEAR WITHOUT LIMITATION BY THE REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?[1][2]

See also


Current Statewide

A 2013 statewide measure, Amendment 66, would authorize Colorado to increase taxes with an expected revenue increase of $950 million for school funding.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 El Paso County Elections, Current Measures
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Colorado Amendment 66



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