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Thursday
Apr132017

Colorado Senate president trims proposed transportation tax hike as it advances

Denver Business Journal

April 13, 2017

Seeking the support of enough Republicans in the Colorado state Senate to push through a transportation tax-hike proposal, Senate President Kevin Granthammade several major changes to the bill during a committee hearing Tuesday, including the reduction of the proposed tax increase from 0.62 cents to 0.5.

Grantham, R-Cañon City, also committed $100 million per year from the state’s general fund to a new 20-year stream of revenue that would be used to cover roughly $3.5 billion a year in highway expansion projects, as well as generating additional funding for local roads and creating a new multi-billion-dollar multi-modal transportation grant fund.

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Friday
May302014

Future Colorado road projects in jeopardy

If they lose the federal funds, spokesperson for CDOT, Amy Ford, said they will have to look at other ways to fund new roads and new projects. They're not ruling out more tolls and public private partnerships to compensate for the possible lack of funding.

Click here for video > 9News

May 28, 2014

The possible threat of losing federal funding for road construction has the Colorado Department of Transportation on edge.

According to our partners at USA Today, state and local governments could lose $46.8 billion in federal funding for transportation and transit projects in 2015 if congress doesn't put more money into the Highway Trust Fund. The Transportation for America report released this week says if Congress doesn't make a decision by this fall, new road projects across the country will come to a halt…

Monday
Jan272014

Ports-to-Plains re-construction: I-70 eastbound near Tower, Colfax getting rebuilt starting Monday night

While most people only think of Ports-to-Plains in terms of eastern Colorado, this project is improving the congressionally designated High Priority Corridor on the National Highway System titled Ports-to-Plains.  Yes, Interstate 70 from Limon to Interstate 25 is part of the Corridor that connects Denver and the Front Range with markets to the north, east and south.  Improvement of this section will make the statewide system more efficient as it will provide better access to the truck terminals in the area. The cost estimates in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is $20 million.

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CDOT will remove existing asphalt and replace it with concrete pavement, widen shoulders and build new bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad and Smith Road.

Click here for complete article > Denver Post

January 26, 2014

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work on a two-and-one-half mile reconstruction of Interstate 70 between Tower Road, and Colfax Ave. on Monday. Beginning at 8 p.m. the left hand lane of the road eastbound will be closed for approximately six months…

Tuesday
Nov192013

CDOT Asking Input for State Transportation Plan

The Ports-to-Plains Alliance hope you will take a few moments to support the importance of a statewide transportation system for moving people and goods and the Colorado economy.

The survey is available online by clicking here.

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CDOT News Release

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is asking citizens to get involved in planning the future of the state’s transportation system.  

With the unveiling of the Statewide Plan website at www.coloradotransportationmatters.com, CDOT is inviting the public to play a major role developing the Statewide Transportation Plan (SWP), set for release in mid-2014. 

“We really want to hear from people throughout Colorado because this plan guides us on how limited dollars will be invested in the transportation system and how projects will be selected and scheduled in the future,” said CDOT Executive Director Don Hunt.  “Public participation is crucial for its development since it’ll reflect the priorities and needs of our citizens.”

The website serves as a central point of contact for CDOT, its planning partners and the public at large.

Website visitors will discover what opportunities and challenges are facing Colorado’s transportation system.  It allows the public to provide comments and take on-line surveys and examine the financial practices and organizational policies used by CDOT to stretch resources and meet statewide needs.  In addition, local planning processes, upcoming events and data on the state’s economy, environment and transportation system is available on the site.

Coloradans are encouraged to check the website often to learn about new developments and provide input on the direction of the SWP.