Transportation

Historic $5.3 billion transportation bill sent to governor’s desk

BY: - June 3, 2021

Lawmakers in the Colorado General Assembly on Wednesday gave final approval to a $5.3 billion transportation funding package, sending the historic measure to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk to be signed into law. Senate Bill 21-260, which sponsors say will provide a “future-proofed” funding source for transportation through a variety of new fees levied on consumers, […]

$150 million for Colorado transportation projects requested by Democratic House members

BY: - May 20, 2021

Colorado’s four Democratic congressional representatives have requested more than $150 million in earmarks for more than two dozen transportation projects in their districts, concentrated in and around the Denver metro area, for the 2022 fiscal year. The 25 “member designated projects” are among the first batch of earmarks requested by members of Congress in a […]

Steve Fenberg and Bob Rankin

Senate passes $5.3B transportation package backed by local governments, business groups

BY: - May 18, 2021

The Colorado Senate on Monday gave final approval to a $5.3 billion transportation-funding package, sending the bill to the state House of Representatives and bringing lawmakers one step closer to achieving a long-sought-after agreement to fund a backlog of infrastructure needs. “We see it every day in our roads and bridges that are falling apart, […]

Colorado lawmakers unveil $5.3 billion proposal to solve ‘transportation crisis’

BY: - May 5, 2021

A broad coalition of state and local elected officials and Colorado business groups on Tuesday unveiled a new legislative proposal that they hope will bring an end to a years-long quest to secure billions in new funding for roads and other transportation infrastructure. “For the first time, we are introducing something that isn’t just a […]

Conservative groups float gas tax cut in response to Colorado lawmakers’ proposed fee hike

BY: - April 26, 2021

As Colorado lawmakers consider a plan to raise fees on gasoline sales to fund transportation and infrastructure projects, two conservative political groups on Monday threatened to back a ballot initiative to cut the state’s gas tax in response. Americans for Prosperity Colorado and Colorado Rising State Action said in a press release that they’re prepared […]

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Transportation battle looms at Colorado Capitol

BY: - February 26, 2021

This year, Colorado lawmakers hope to avoid another dead end on transportation — but the road ahead looks bumpy.

U.S. Senate panel calls on governors, mayor to talk big new infrastructure package

BY: - February 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Senators who could decide the fate of President Joe Biden’s push for a major new infrastructure package seemed open to his priorities at a hearing Wednesday, particularly Biden’s emphasis on replacing vehicles that run on gas and diesel with ones that use electric power. But when it came to the question of who […]

State Sen. Chris Holbert

Q&A with Chris Holbert, Colorado Senate minority leader

BY: - January 21, 2021

Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert, a Republican from Parker, was first elected to the Colorado House in 2010. He won election to the state Senate in 2014 and again in 2018. Having spent a decade at the Capitol — about half of that time when Republicans were in control — Holbert, 59, knows the ins […]

Net-zero emissions by 2040? Council committee advances bill to achieve ‘aggressive plan’

BY: - July 15, 2020

A proposal to increase Denver’s sales tax to better fund the city’s efforts to address climate change is one step closer to appearing on the November ballot. In a unanimous vote, Denver City Council’s Safety, Housing, Education & Homelessness Committee gave preliminary approval on July 15 to a bill that, if passed by the full […]