Another PPRTA II meeting announced
A third public open house has been announced to let citizens review the projects that would be built if voters approve a second 10 years for the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA).
The location will be the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments building, 14 S. Chestnut St., Tuesday, June 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The session, which will have transportation staffers on hand with exhibits, was organized by the Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO).
The volunteer neighborhood-advocacy group will hold its monthly meeting afterward, according to John Nuwer of CONO.
The CONO-sponsored open house will be similar to the two previously announced public meetings on what's been nicknamed “PPRTA II.” Both of those are downtown - June 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at Centennial Hall; and June 7 at the City Administration Building from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The RTA project-list development process has involved staffers from area governments, with review from city and county elected officials. The RTA board, consisting of elected representatives from those governments, will make the final decision on the project list; a vote is anticipated at its June 13 meeting.
If approved, the list, along with a ballot measure asking people to continue the RTA's 1-cent sales tax (from 2015 to 2024), will go before voters in November.
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