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

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Bi-Partisan Transportation Funding Proposal

Last week a bipartisan transportation funding bill was introduced. “New Transportation Infrastructure Funding” HB-1242 is sponsored by Senate President Kevin Grantham and House Speaker Crisanta Duran, Senate Transportation Committee Chair Randy Baumgardner and House Transportation Chair Diane Mitsch Bush. The bill would refer a ballot measure to the November election to ask voters to: 1)… Continue reading Colorado: Bi-Partisan Transportation Funding Proposal

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Colorado: Political Leaders Lay Out Issues for Legislative Session

The 2017 legislation session opened on January 11 and it could be the most productive session in years – if both sides of the aisle can agree on how to solve the state’s most vexing issues – transportation funding and construction defects, to name a few. The new Speaker of the House, Crisanta Duran, and… Continue reading Colorado: Political Leaders Lay Out Issues for Legislative Session

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Loveland

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, Govt - State of Colorado

Region: Bipartisan Effort Results in More Transportation Funding

Colorado’s congressional delegation pulled off a major victory when they convinced their colleagues to approve a $1 billion continuing resolution to complete Colorado’s disaster relief funding. Of this, $252 million will complete the redesign of US 34 through the Big Thompson Canyon and other flood recovery projects. CDOT Director Shailen Bhatt noted that the federal… Continue reading Region: Bipartisan Effort Results in More Transportation Funding

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

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

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

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 revenues… Continue reading CDOT Encourages Business Sector to Push Transportation Funding Solution