New proposal: $10 Colorado auto fee |

New proposal: $10 Colorado auto fee

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Lawmakers are considering a new plan to raise money for roads and bridges that would impose a flat fee of $10 a year on private cars and $3 a day on rental cars.

No one would have to pay more than $20 a year no matter how many cars they own.

Democratic Sen. Chris Romer introduced the plan Thursday. Lawmakers are waiting for an analysis of the costs and the payoff before they vote on it.

Coupled with extra money from natural gas wells on western Colorado’s Roan Plateau, the fee is projected to raise about $220 million a year.

Another proposal to raise money for highways hasn’t generated much support. It would impose a $25 fee on vehicles and $6 daily fee on rental cars.

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