Statewide Transportation Plan – More Funding Needed

The Colorado Department of Transportation published its latest transportation plan, which provides a vision of CDOT’s goals through 2040.  Reading the plan doesn’t provide a glowing view of our transportation future. It notes that Colorado’s population is projected to grow by 47 percent in the next 25 years, which creates a corresponding level of additional demand on our road systems. The plan also warns repeatedly of the need for Colorado to create new long term funding sources. While CDOT projects the need for $46 billion over the next 25 years, it has only identified $21 billion for use over the next decade. This leaves a deficit of $25 billion. Note: Loveland’s own Brian DelGrosso, the House Minority Leader, was the only speaker to mention the need for road funding in his open day remarks for the 2015 legislative session.

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