Greenwood Village, CO — Colorado has the 46th worst roads in the country. Three years ago, Jared Polis made a $5.4 billion investment in a plan he said: “would finally fix the damn roads.” In reality, that money has been diverted away from infrastructure and funded Polis’ pet energy projects. In fact, only one out of every three dollars created by SB21-260 goes to roads and bridges.
On Thursday, September 15th, the Colorado Transportation Commission will vote on an updated version of Jared Polis’ failed 10-year transportation plan. While these Polis appointed bureaucrats double down on a failed policy that has made our roads worse, Republican Gubernatorial Nominee Heidi Ganahl will lay out her $10 billion investment in roads that will actually get Coloradans to and from work safely and efficiently.
Heidi’s plan targets the roads in our state that are in the poorest condition. It actually relieves congestion by expanding roads and, in turn, gets people out of traffic and to work and home faster, therefore benefiting our environment and every part of Colorado. While Polis’ updated plan cuts paving dollars for rural Colorado in half, Heidi’s plan will fix roads all across our state.
Heidi’s plan is supported by key members of the transportation community from all four corners of our state, including Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, who has yet to see the money to fix his city’s roads promised by Jared Polis three years ago.
Some of the key endorsers of this plan will be on hand to voice their support, including CDOT’s first female Chief Engineer, Pam Hutton.
10:00 – Republican Gubernatorial Nominee Heidi Ganahl
10:10 – Pam Hutton, Former Chief Engineer of CDOT
10:15 – Johnny Olson, Former Deputy Executive Director and Region Four (NE Colorado) Director
10:20 – Colorado State Senator Ray Scott, Senate Transportation & Energy Committee Member
10:25 – Statement of support from Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers
The speakers will be available for questions at the conclusion of remarks. Media interested in attending should RSVP to Lexi Swearingen at the contact below.
SOURCE: Heidi Ganahl For Governor