Denver: I-25 Update

At its 2015 Board Retreat the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance focused much of its agenda on transportation. Both Gov. Hickenlooper and CDOT Director Don Hunt attended a portion of the meeting. Gov. Hickenlooper argued it’s time for a new approach about how CDOT thinks about I-25 north of Denver. He said instead of thinking DenverContinue reading “Denver: I-25 Update”

Denver: CDOT Has Funding Model for I-70 East but not I-25

The Colorado Department of Transportation has a $1.8 billion plan to lower a few miles of Interstate 70 and add toll lanes to the stretch of highway east of Interstate 25, including the viaduct area around the Denver Stock Show. This is good news for Denver but proponents of expanding I-25 north of Highway 66 wereContinue reading “Denver: CDOT Has Funding Model for I-70 East but not I-25”

Polling Dooms Transportation Sales Tax

MPACT64, the collaborative effort of the (Denver) Metro Mayors Caucus, Progressive 15, Action 22, and Club 20 will not push a .7 percent statewide sales tax question for the 2014 ballot. Early polling indicates there less support for the measure than there was for Amendment 66, the education measure that failed miserably at the pollsContinue reading “Polling Dooms Transportation Sales Tax”

CDOT Encourages Business Sector to Push Transportation Funding Solution

Don Hunt, the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Transportation, spoke to a group of business and government representatives at a meeting hosted by our region’s Transportation Commissioner Kathy Gilliland. Hunt reminded participants that Coloradoans pay 40 cents a gallon in state and federal gas taxes created to fund highway infrastructure but the revenuesContinue reading “CDOT Encourages Business Sector to Push Transportation Funding Solution”