Transportation Summit June 15

“Transportation Summit 2015: Meet the Challenge” will take place on June 15 at Island Grove Park from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The keynote speaker is U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. Sen. Michael Bennet is also expected to attend. Governor Hickenlooper has been invited but has not announced if he will participate. The purpose of theContinue reading “Transportation Summit June 15”

Colo. Senator Cosponsors Repatriation Bill

Senator Cory Gardner is co-sponsoring legislation to tax up to $2 trillion in corporate revenue that is currently stored in foreign banks to pay for domestic infrastructure projects.  S. 981, the Invest in Transportation Act of 2015 sponsored by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) would offer companies a 6.5 percent tax rateContinue reading “Colo. Senator Cosponsors Repatriation Bill”

Longmont: LAR Endorses Cory Gardner

The Longmont Association of REALTORS’ Board of Directors voted to support Cory Gardner for the US Senate, following a recommendation from the Government Affairs Committee. The endorsement is based on the following rationale: “Congressman Gardner has demonstrated his commitment to issues of concern to the real estate community. He visits with the leadership from LARContinue reading “Longmont: LAR Endorses Cory Gardner”

Group Lobbies Chairman of House Transportation Committee re I-25

The Chairman of the US House of Representative’s Transportation Committee, Bill Shuster (PA) held a field hearing in Colorado at the behest of Congressmen Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman in preparation for the reauthorization of MAP-21, the federal transportation funding legislation that expires this fall. The hearing gave a group of local officials the opportunityContinue reading “Group Lobbies Chairman of House Transportation Committee re I-25”

Elected Officials I-25 Continue to Discuss I-25

At the latest meeting of the I-25 Coalition, CDOT told elected officials that they’ll have a new proposal to begin the expansion of the highway by July. Unfortunately only $35 million of the original grant will be available for work north of Highway 66 because the remainder has already been spent on the section betweenContinue reading “Elected Officials I-25 Continue to Discuss I-25”

Elected Officials push for extension on I-25 Grant

The North I-25 Coalition, a group of elected officials from jurisdictions along the highway, is continuing to fight for funding to expand I-25 — when they’re not busy fighting with each other and CDOT.  At the group’s most recent meeting CDOT officials said that the proposed RAMP project (to toll I-25 from Highway 7 toContinue reading “Elected Officials push for extension on I-25 Grant”

Gardner Announces Senate Bid

Members of Colorado’s Republican Party are considering their options in the wake of Rep. Cory Gardner’s announcement that he will challenge Mark Udall for his U.S. Senate seat. In response, Colo. Rep. Amy Stephens and Ken Buck have pulled out of the race. Now it’s a question of which Republicans will run for the 4thContinue reading “Gardner Announces Senate Bid”

Bipartisan Effort to Ease Train Crossing Noise

Since 2005, when the Federal Railroad Administration said that trains at crossings had to give a longer, louder warning of their presence, residents have complained about the noise. Our local communities have been stymied by the cost of creating “quiet zones” at train crossings. In Longmont for example, there are 17 railroad crossings. The CityContinue reading “Bipartisan Effort to Ease Train Crossing Noise”

National Efforts Underway to Expedite NISP and Other Water Projects

Rep. Cory Gardner is drafting a bill to expedite the federal permitting process for new water projects, as long as the projects are endorsed by the governor of that state. Many regional water projects have been in the federal permitting stages for years, with participants having spent millions of dollars along the way and noContinue reading “National Efforts Underway to Expedite NISP and Other Water Projects”

Gardner Re-elected in 4th Congressional

Cory Gardner won 59 percent of the votes in the 4th Congressional District. Longmont Democrat Brandon Shaffer received only 37 percent of the vote, which is not surprising given the make up of this district, which is mostly rural. Gardner was endorsed by CARPAC.