Columbia Commission Discusses State Tax Bill

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COLUMBIA - The Columbia Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission will discuss a state transportation tax at its meeting this evening. 

The bill, known as Amendment 7, is a 3/4-cent state tax that would start in 2015. According to MoDOT, the bill would provide 90% of the revenue, an estimated $480 million dollars annually, towards state transportation projects. 

According to MODOT, fuel taxes will not increase and toll roads will not be implemented anywhere in Missouri over the 10-year period. 

A statewide project priority list will be presented to the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission in Jefferson City next month and the bill will go to a vote on August 5th. 

The commission will also discuss the potential changes to city ordinance about the use of Ebikes, a type of low speed electrical bikes. 

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