May 9, 2019
Legislature Funds Transportation
Colorado’s Department of Transportation has a 10-year, $9 billion list of priority projects. This year legislators tried to find new revenue sources to fund the list but were unsuccessful in convincing their colleagues to approve their bills. Nevertheless, transportation advocates like Fix North I-25 Business Alliance were successful in pressuring the legislature’s leadership to allocate $300 million in new dollars for transportation in near year’s budget.
In addition, if the referred measures sponsored by House Speaker KC Becker are approved by voters this fall, transportation could get additional funding from future excess revenues (see above), although the Speaker said she didn’t know how much money could be generated or when those dollars would be available.