RFTA Board Seeks Public Input On Property Tax Question

Aug 7, 2018

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The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) might ask voters for a property tax this fall. There’s a hearing on Thursday in Carbondale for the public to weigh in.

The RFTA Board still hasn’t decided if they’ll ask voters for a 2.65 mill levy this November. This is down from the 3.65 rate they were considering this spring. Polls showed voters were more comfortable with the smaller tax rate.

The 2.65 rate still includes an expansion of RFTA’s maintenance facility in Glenwood Springs and will provide more buses, more often, including a weekend BRT service in the off-season.

It does not include expansions to existing Park and Ride stations, or to RFTA office space and employee housing in Carbondale.

The board has until late August to refer the question to the ballot.