El Paso County is hosting the public meeting on the extension of the Capital Program for the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority. El Paso County has targeted about 20 road projects, estimated to cost $80 million, for its recommended “A” list.
“We’re hoping to get final direction on the county’s list from this meeting before it is submitted to the PPRTA,” said county engineer Andre’ Brackin.
This will be a work-session style meeting with El Paso County elected officials and staff, with the public encouraged to provide input. Elected officials from the City of Colorado Springs have been invited to discuss the region’s potential road projects paid for by PPRTA.
The PPRTA’s board of directors has asked county and city administrations for a list of road projects that could be part of a ballot measure in November’s elections. Funding for the new lists will have to be approved by voters.
PPRTA was approved in 2004 by voters to collect a one percent sales tax to fund transportation and transit improvements, with 55 percent of the money used for a voter-approved list of capital projects.