GOV. RITTER’S TRANSPORTATION PANEL MEETS IN WINDSOR ON TUESDAY

GOVERNOR’S BLUE RIBBON TRANSPORTATION PANEL
MEETS IN WINDSORON TUESDAY

 

Gov. Bill Ritter‘s blue ribbon transportation panel will meet in Windsor on Tuesday. Presentations will center on regional transportation issues in northeast Colorado and continued discussion about possible funding options for the state’s long-term transportation needs. 

 

The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the WindsorRecreationCenter,
250 11th  St

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Gov. Ritter convened the 30-member Transportation Finance and Implementation Panel earlier this year to explore the state’s transportation revenue challenges. The state’s primary revenue sources are declining while demand and the costs of construction and maintenance are rising. Final recommendations are due to Gov. Ritter by the end of the year.

 

Following Tuesday’s meeting in Windsor, the next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 4 in Colorado Springs.

 

 

Here is the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting:

 

8:30 a.m.         Coffee & Breakfast with local elected officials and public

 

9:00                 Welcome and Introductions

                        Co-Chairs Doug Aden, Cary Kennedy and Bob Tointon

 

9:15                 Transportation Panel Overview and Challenges

                        Russ George, CDOT Executive Director

Carla Perez, Governor Ritter’s Office

 

9:30                 Topic: Regional Presentations (10 minutes each)

 

      • North Front Range MPO, Cliff Davidson, Director

      • Upper Front Range TPR

      • Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, Sandra Solin and John Daggett

      • CDOT Region 4, Region Director Karla Harding

 

10:30               Public Comment Period

                        Each individual is limited to 3 minutes for comments

                       

11:00               Topic: Transit Needs and Investment Options

                                    Jennifer Finch, CDOT Division Director

 

Noon               Working Lunch:  Keypad Polling Exercise

                        Measuring the Pulse: Peter Kenney, Civic Results

 

12:45 p.m.       Keypad Polling Update – Peter Kenney

 

1:00                 Topic: Funding Options Advisory Committee Report #3

 

·         Revisited Roadway Maintenance Fee

·         Revisited Visitor Tax

·         New Wheels Tax

·         Sales Tax on Deliveries

·         Weight Distance

·         Sales Tax on Motor Fuels without the Excise Tax

 

2:00                 Topic: Transportation Incentives and Land Use

                        Jim Charlier, Charlier Associates

 

3:00                 Topic:  ColoradoState Patrol Proposal to Increase Traffic Fines for Traffic Safety – Terry Campbell, ColoradoState Patrol

 

4:00                 Close

                       

Next Meeting:

                        October 4th in Colorado Springs

PPACG Board Room