Colorado Governor Announces Major Transportation Funding Proposal

KUSA reports, Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) and a group of legislators and local officials unveiled a new transportation funding measure yesterday. “It’s projected the bill would create nearly $3.8 billion in revenue from new fees, and allocate nearly $1.5 billion from the general fund and stimulus money, for a total of $5.268 billion in new funding for transportation over the next 10 years. ‘It’s time to finally fix our damn roads, to fix the frustration we see sitting in traffic,” Polis said. “It is so exciting to see an unprecedented coalition saying it’s time to fix our roads. It’s rare to see people of so many different perspectives.”

Governor Polis issued a news release touting the bill and its goals.