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2022 Extension of Countywide Transportation Sales Tax
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2022 Extension of Countywide Transportation Sales Tax

Sales Tax Extension

The 0.1% Boulder County Transportation Sales Tax was set to expire on June 30, 2024. On August 4, 2022 the the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved asking voters to extend the sales tax at the current rate. The sales tax was extended by Boulder County voters in November 2022.

View information on the Sales Tax Extension:

Countywide Transportation Funding infographic, one page, 2022

Map of Countywide Proposed Transportation Sales Tax Projects 2034-2039Map: Countywide Proposed Transportation Sales Tax Projects 2034-2039

Transportation Sales Tax Overview

There are many ways to get around Boulder County, but rising costs, a growing population, and new technologies are changing how people use transportation. At the same time both construction and maintenance costs continue to rise.

To achieve our vision of a sustainable and inclusive transportation network, Boulder County works together to prioritize our transportation investments, explore new funding options, and plan for the future. The county’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP) provides a blueprint for Boulder County’s transportation system for the next 25 years.

In 2001, the communities within Boulder County came together to pass a one-tenth-of-one-percent percent sales tax to fund improvements to fulfill that vision, including road improvements, trail systems, transit services and community assistance programs to help underserved populations with their transportation needs. For twenty years the sales tax has funded hundreds of miles of improvements throughout the county that continue to serve residents, businesses and visitors. Future funding will be used to provide safe, sustainable, and affordable transportation choices for people throughout the county.

Past Public Meetings & Hearings

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing, August 4, 2022

On August 4, 2022, the Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing to hear from the public and determine if they would ask voters to support an extension of the tax on the November 2022 ballot. The Board voted to approve:

  • Transportation Ballot Measure Item No. 1: Resolution 2022-48; describing a proposal to extend the existing 0.10% countywide transportation sales and use tax for the purpose of continuing to fund transportation needs.
  • Item No. 2: Resolution 2022-49; approving a ballot title for the November 8, 2022 general election to extend the existing 0.10% countywide transportation sales and use tax for the purpose of continuing to fund transportation needs.

Public Meeting on Boulder County Transportation Funding, June 14, 2022

On June 14, 2022, Boulder County hosted a virtual (online) open house meeting on transportation funding and the future of the county’s transportation sales tax which expires in June 2024, and options were presented for future funding of multimodal transportation system needs throughout Boulder County. At the meeting, participants had an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the county’s transportation funding and options for the future. Continued public input on top transportation needs and priorities are welcome and encouraged.

View the June 14 video or presentation in English or Spanish.

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