Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: SB-267 Just a Drop in the Bucket

SB-267, “Sustainability of Rural Colorado,” a legislative compromise that solved the Hospital Provider Fee’s impact on the TABOR cap, will not solve Colorado’s transportation funding crisis. Over time the bill will generate $1.8 billion for transportation but 25 percent is slated for rural roads and 10 percent is dedicated to transit, leaving about $1 billion… Continue reading Colorado: SB-267 Just a Drop in the Bucket

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Region: Local Contributions Making Difference on North I-25

To-date local governments in Northern Colorado have added significant funding to ensure North I-25 is improved and expanded. Larimer and Weld Counties, plus Johnstown, Fort Collins, Berthoud, Loveland, Timnath and Windsor, as well as McWhinney provided $25,000,000 in local contributions for the Phase 1 project adding an additional lane between SH 14 and SH 402.… Continue reading Region: Local Contributions Making Difference on North I-25

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Colorado: Bill to Reduce Carpooling Occupancy Requirements Passes Hearing

HB-1348, “Prohibit HOV Requirement on North I-25 Express Lanes,” would reverse CDOT’s new express lane policy, which requires three occupants (HOV-3) for free use of any new express lane on North I-25. Instead, the bill would make an express lane free for vehicles with two occupants. The problem with the bill, according to CDOT, is… Continue reading Colorado: Bill to Reduce Carpooling Occupancy Requirements Passes Hearing

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Colorado: Transportation Advocacy Becoming (too) Popular?

Fix North I-25/Fix Colorado Roads has been pushing for a new bonding program to fund key transportation projects for three years. Now other groups have joined the chorus, but there is no consensus on the most realistic transportation funding solution. While more transportation advocacy is good, multiple groups with multiple messages creates confusion, reducing the… Continue reading Colorado: Transportation Advocacy Becoming (too) Popular?

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Region: North I-25 Update

The Berthoud Hill southbound climbing lane is complete (it will be repaved and smoothed this spring), Crossroads is underway and CDOT is preparing to hire a contractor for the Phase 1 project, which will add one express toll lane in each direction between Highway 14 and Highway 402. It is anticipated the project will get… Continue reading Region: North I-25 Update

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Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Interchange Improvements

Recently CDOT officials discussed opportunities to improve the I-25/34 and I-25/402 interchanges as part of the Phase One expansion of North I-25. It is less expensive for Loveland to coordinate the improvements while CDOT is working on the highway. CDOT doesn’t have the funding to pay for the interchanges but if local governments can help,… Continue reading Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Interchange Improvements

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado

Region: Colorado Delegation Supports I-25 Grant Applications

Senators Bennet and Gardner, with Congressmen Buck, Polis and Perlmutter, sent a letter to the Department of Transportation in support of two transportation grants for North I-25. They wrote, “The North I-25 project makes critical improvements to the I-25 corridor, which is currently stifled by crippling congestion and unsafe conditions.” A TIGER grant (see above)… Continue reading Region: Colorado Delegation Supports I-25 Grant Applications

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Legislature Fails to Address Transportation Funding

SB-272 TRANS II, was introduced late in the session by Rep. Brian DelGrosso (Loveland). The bill was the result of lobbying from the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance and would have extended gas tax bonding – with no new taxes – to finance a specific list of projects, including North I-25. The bill passed the Senate… Continue reading Legislature Fails to Address Transportation Funding

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Senate Committee Passes Transportation Bill

This morning the Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on SB 272, “Authorize New Transportation Revenue Anticipation Notes,” a bill that would ask state voters to approve TRANS bonds (Transportation Revenue Anticipation Notes). TRANS was first passed by voters in 1999 and provided the revenue to finance the T-REX project and many others. The new… Continue reading Senate Committee Passes Transportation Bill

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Fix North I-25 Effort Gaining Attention

The Fix North I-25 Business Alliance website is now live: http://fixnorthi25.com/. Sign up to the support the effort and send a digital postcard to your friends. The good news is that thanks to the Coalition and the Fix North I-25 Elected Officials Coalition, North I-25 is finally on the radar. Governor John Hickenlooper mentioned funding… Continue reading Fix North I-25 Effort Gaining Attention