Funding for Transportation

Jeff Cummings, Guest Columnist
Pueblo Chieftain

Even though funding much-needed transportation projects remains a high priority, the Colorado General Assembly concluded the 2016 session and failed once again to address this critical issue.

Several bills were put forward but all of them were rejected. There was plenty of blame to go around and we heard a lot about “the other guys” being the problem. The reality is that this was a collective failure on the part of our state elected officials to address this critical issue with the real losers being Colorado’s citizens.

The problems and costs associated with our transportation system are well-known to the public. They see and experience them every day. Various polls have found that Colorado voters list transportation as a primary concern. The public understands the need to create and maintain a first-class transportation system so that our businesses, industries and citizens may flourish in the years ahead.

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