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2018 Ballot Propositions

Coloradans are considering two transportation ballot measures in 2018: Proposition 109 and Proposition 110. By law, CDOT cannot take a position on Proposition 109 or Proposition 110. This page provides a factual summary of the two propositions.

PROPOSITION 109 (formerly Initiative 167 or "Fix Our Damn Roads") proposes to use existing general funds to increase transportation investment. These funds would be used to allow the state to bond $3.5 billion to pay for state highway projects around the state. The funds may not be used for transit or other projects.



PRO/CON: Funds $3.5 billion in highway projects around the state (no transit or local) with no new taxes, but existing revenue must be diverted from state budget over twenty years to pay for bonds.

PROPOSITION 110 (formerly Initiative 153 or "Let’s Go Colorado") proposes to raise the sales tax by 0.62 percent to increase transportation investment. This sales tax increase, which would sunset in 20 years, would raise up to $767 million in the first year and allow the state to bond up to $6 billion to pay for transportation projects around the state. The funds raised would be divided between state highways, cities, counties and a dedicated multi-modal fund.


PRO/CON: Funds $7 billion in highway projects around the state, as well as providing funding for city, county and transit/bicycle/pedestrian needs, but raises taxes for twenty years to pay for bonds and projects.

PROPOSITION CONSIDERATIONS

PROPOSITION 109 (formerly Initiative 167)

PROPOSITION 110 (formerly Initiative 153)

What does it do?

Dedicates existing general funds to increase transportation investment.

Raises the sales tax by 0.62 percent to increase transportation investment (sunsets in 20 years).

What does it raise?

One time up to $3.5 billion in bonding authority paid back over 20 years.

Would raise up to $767 million in the first year; allows the state to bond up to $6 billion (over 20 years).

 How are the funds allocated?

 100% to state highways

45% to state highways
20% to city transportation needs
20% to county transportation needs

15% to transit/bicycle/pedestrian

How much money is generated?
(Based on estimated projections)

$3.5 billion for state highways (net of debt service)

$7 billion for state highways (net of debt service)
$8 billion for city/county projects
$3 billion for transit/bicycle/pedestrian projects

Project selection for CDOT funds

Proposition lists the projects, totaling about $5.6 billion. Transportation Commission will narrow the list/project scope to $3.5 billion.

To learn more about the list of projects, visit the links below:

Resolution to Reduce Projects Scopes if Proposition 109 is Passed — Transportation Commission, September

Transportation Commission has adopted a fiscally constrained $7 billion list of projects which would utilize the funds. 


To learn more about the list of projects, visit the links below:

Resolution to Select Projects and Programs to be Funded if Proposition 110 is Passed — Transportation Commission, July 

List of Projects — Transportation Commission and Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting, July

Interactive Project Map

Project and Program Spotlight

Are there other funding implications for CDOT?

Replaces $1.5 billion in existing state funding for CDOT resulting in a $2 billion net increase over current law (SB17-267).

Preserves $1.5 billion in existing state funding for CDOT, resulting in a $7 billion net increase over current law (SB17-267).

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Proposition 110 directs a portion of funds raised to support local city and county transportation projects. Click the links below to see the city and county funding distributions from a 0.62% sales tax increase.

CITY Local Government Increases-Proposition 110


COUNTY Local Government Increases-Proposition 110

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