The Obama administration’s recent decision to award $1.4 million in high speed rail funds to Colorado is a good step towards a statewide stronger, faster rail system that will reduce congestion and boost economic growth from increasing tourism to creating jobs.
Expanding public transportation can provide more Coloradans with alternatives to driving, while laying the foundation for an efficient transportation system for the 21st century. This is our vision for how to do that.
To fix our roads and bridges, America first must fix our transportation policies. To counteract the tendencies to neglect repair and maintenance, we must adopt strong “fix-it first” rules that give priority to maintenance of our existing roads and bridges, set national goals for the condition of our transportation system, and hold state governments accountable for achieving results.