Fuel Tax Sends Colorado Road Officials to Washington D.C.

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Frisco, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado Highway and Transportation officials are headed to Washington to fight for an extension of the federal fuel tax. Congress must extend the tax or it expires September 30th. The Colorado Department of Transportation receives nearly $400 million a year from the federal fuel tax. The Summit Daily News reports that
officials from the Colorado Transportation Commission, the Denver Regional Council of Governments, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Colorado Counties Incorporated are meeting with Colorado Congress members about the tax. Congress has yet to agree on a budget that would extend the fuel tax. Summit County Commissioner Dan Gibbs said he hopes that Congress will reach an agreement in time to preserve Colorado's road money.

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