For most of us, our car is our primary form of transportation, so it’s essential that the State of Colorado maintain a safe and efficient system of roads and bridges. Roads and bridges are also essential for moving products from producers to wholesalers to stores, so they are a top economic priority as well.
It’s also important that we provide people with transportation choices. Some people can’t drive and need to ride a bus or light rail and many others choose to do so. Surveys have shown that more people would choose to walk or ride their bicycles for transportation, but a lack of safe sidewalks and bike paths makes that difficult.
That’s why I support the Colorado's Department of Transportation’s commitment to multi-modal transportation by considering traditional highways along with mass transit, pedestrian, and bicycle options. As a member of the Colorado Legislature’s Transportation Committee, I am working to help CDOT move available funds into construction projects on a much faster timeline. This initiative had solid bi-partisan support, passing out of the House and SenateTransportation committee with a vote of 16 to 0 in mid-September.