Columbia Commission Discusses State Tax Bill
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.