Feb. 15, 2013 - City seeks community feedback on potential Transportation Maintenance Fee options
City seeks community feedback on potential Transportation Maintenance Fee options
As part of the 2013 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Update, the Transportation Division of the Public Works Department is exploring funding mechanisms to better maintain the city’s extensive transportation system.
Since 2001, transportation funding has decreased while inflation and construction costs have increased. This scenario creates a substantial gap in transportation’s purchasing power. In 2012, council directed staff and the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) to form a community task force to study and formulate options for a potential Transportation Maintenance Fee (TMF) and to consider other options to address the city’s significant unfunded transportation operations and maintenance needs.
On Dec. 18, 2012, staff, TAB and the task force presented the TMF work to date. At that time, council asked staff to seek community feedback before a TMF Study Session on April 9, 2013.
Beginning today and continuing through early March, the Boulder community will have a number of opportunities to provide input on potential TMF scenarios including:
All feedback collected will help inform council’s discussion at the TMF Study Session on April 9, 2013. At the study session, council will consider potential options regarding a TMF.
For more information about TMF, including background and study information, visit www.bouldercolorado.gov/transportation/funding.
About the 2013 TMP Update: The 2013 TMP Update is a year-long community planning effort to advance and innovate Boulder’s transportation policies, programs and facilities for generations to come. This master plan update will also integrate the city’s Sustainability Initiatives and Climate Commitment goals to ensure coordination and thoughtful planning with other large city initiatives.
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