Transportation

Colorado Operational Budget 2006-2017

State representative Leonard responds to story on transportation bills

Our Colorado State Budget has grown $1,000,000,000 each year for the past 9 years.

By Rep. Tim Leonard · April 24, 2017 · 0 comments · Gold Dome, Jeffco, Politics, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation
Sen. Owen Hill, (R-El Paso) questions a witness during testimony on a bill recently at the State Capitol.  Photo By Jared Cummings

Tax, debt and spending bills clear first hurdle with a little help from some Republicans

“It will catch up to them. Maybe not tomorrow but it will catch up to them.” — Gregory Golyansky, President Colorado Union of Taxpayers

By Sherrie Peif · April 14, 2017 · 0 comments · debt, Elections, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Transportation, Uncategorized
Jon Caldara, right, works with members of the Colorado Legislative Services to get the wording of a ballot initiative correct.

Fix Our Damn Roads one step closer to the voters

The amendments that the Republicans tried clearly show there is enough money in the state budget to Fix Our Damn Roads without a tax increase,” Jon Caldara said. “Good for them for proving the point.”

By Sherrie Peif · April 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, Sherrie Peif, Transportation, Uncategorized
File photo: Todd Shepherd

Bill to unplug subsidies for electric vehicles clears Senate committee

“We are going to put this to rest,” Marble said. “Because they are pretty much not needed according to the Colorado Energy Office.” — Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Weld/Larimer

By Sherrie Peif · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Gold Dome, Michael Sandoval, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation
Colorado transit doesn’t need state funding

Colorado transit doesn’t need state funding

What’s left out is that most transit funding comes from the regional level.

By Randal O'Toole · February 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Politics, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
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Reason #8 most Americans don’t ride transit: Life is complicated

For most Americans, transit doesn’t serve the complexity of most of their adult lives.

By Randal O'Toole · February 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
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Reason #7 most Americans don’t ride transit: It doesn’t carry freight

Carrying large packages, suitcases, or shopping bags on transit is awkward at best and impossible at worst.

By Randal O'Toole · February 2, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Reason #6 most Americans don’t ride transit: Its infrastructure is crumbling

Reason #6 most Americans don’t ride transit: Its infrastructure is crumbling

Rather than maintain transit systems in a state of good repair, the transit industry has chosen to build more transit lines that it can’t afford to maintain.

By Randal O'Toole · January 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Reason #5 most Americans don’t ride transit:  Our cities aren’t built for it

Reason #5 most Americans don’t ride transit: Our cities aren’t built for it

Housing, jobs, and other destinations are so diffused throughout American urban areas that they don’t generate the large numbers of people moving from one point to another that mass transit needs to work.

By Randal O'Toole · January 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Coloradans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize electric vehicle whims of a wealthy few

Coloradans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize electric vehicle whims of a wealthy few

As the state struggles to fund roads and bridges, there is no justification for forcing rural or low-income Coloradans to subsidize wealthier Front Range residents who want to buy a second or third vehicle.

By Michael Sandoval · January 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Michael Sandoval, Politics, Taxes, Transportation