Walking your talk can be challenging. Bicycling your talk in a world devoted to the automobile is almost impossible. So it comes as no surprise that newly elected Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland was the only attendee at the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Transportation Panel meeting in Meeker to arrive by bicycle.
The 6 hour trip in a headwind gave Ireland a up-close view of some of the transportation challenges confronting the state.
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Colorado’s method of paying for highways and transit is “antiquated, inadequate and in need of overhaul,” Gov. Bill Ritter said Thursday as he challenged state leaders to come up with new ways of funding transportation.
Between now and November, a new transportation-finance panel will explore a variety of “sustainable revenue streams” for roads and mass transit in Colorado that could include tax increases, toll roads and other “public-private partnerships,” Ritter said at a transportation summit attended by more than 500 people at the Colorado Convention Center. Read full article by Jeffrey Leib, Denver Post Staff Writer