DALLAS — Colorado’s Regional Transportation District should shelve plans to for a tax-hike referendum this year or risk rejection of additional funds to complete the FasTracks rail projects by 2017, according to an advisory group.

At a meeting on Tuesday, the RTD Board will take action on the 2011 FasTracks Financial Plan, including whether to pursue a sales-tax increase and at what level. The board needs additional revenue to complete the $6.5 billion FasTracks project by its original target date of 2017.

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