Yes on 7A On Board with RFTA

On Board with RFTA is the campaign to pass Issue 7A on this November’s ballot. The RFTA Board of Directors unanimously placed the property-tax question on the November ballot in the six municipalities and two counties that make up the authority—Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Carbondale, Basalt, Snowmass Village and Aspen, and Pitkin County and the western portion of Eagle County.

Issue 7A is a 2.65-mill property tax question, along with bonding authority, for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority. Funding from 7A will allow RFTA to implement its Destination 2040 plan to reduce congestion, improve mobility, increase service, maintain trails, and make safety and environmental improvements in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys.

If approved, Issue 7A will allow RFTA to implement its Destination 2040 plan to reduce congestion, improve mobility, increase service, provide trail maintenance, and make safety and environmental improvements. Destination 2040 was developed over the past two years, with extensive input from local governments and communities to achieve these goals:

  • Replace obsolete buses with more efficient and environmentally-sustainable vehicles
  • Increase evening, night and weekend service during the winter and summer seasons and weekdays in the off-seasons
  • Maintain the Rio Grande Trail and help construct the LOVA multi-use trail
  • Increase safety and mobility with pedestrian crossings, bike sharing, improved bus stations and additional park and rides

Every RFTA community and the entire region will benefit from Destination 2040. Click here to learn more about Destination 2040.

RFTA will continue to provide the critical transportation services needed to reduce traffic congestion and help maintain our strong regional economy and mountain quality of life.  RFTA services do not just benefit its riders. Some of us ride RFTA. All of us need it.

Our region needs your support

Without voter approval of 7A, RFTA will likely be forced to reduce regional services by up to 20 percent in just a few years in order to replace its aging buses. At the same time, projected population and employment growth, as well as housing development, will place more demands on our limited roadways and RFTA’s services. Approval of 7A is essential for our valley’s future. Your support will help pass Issue 7A in the November election.