Over 50% of our highways are rated as "poor." Highways are an urgent priority.
It's as simple as this: the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has not been properly funded. And this has led to our highways and bridges deteriorating.
The legislature needs to take leadership in repairing and building a reliable highway system. We need a way to streamline funds so they go directly to CDOT and aren't lost in bureaucratic waste.
I have consistently fought for our roads since I was elected to office. I was the prime sponsor for two bills: SB 122, which increased accountability and transparency of CDOT to prevent government waste, and HB 1138, which guarantees that CDOT would receive the $200 million annually for 5 years from the General Fund promised to maintain and fix our roads and bridges.
It is vital that our roads receive the funding necessary to make improvements, and I will continue the fight for this if re-elected. We need healthy highways to maintain business, connection, and economic growth and success on the Western Slope and beyond in Colorado.
Would you consider chipping in $5 or $10 to keep our highways a top priority?