Colorado bill paves way for toll roads

| 5/16/2002

An 11th-hour transportation bill passed by the Colorado General Assembly creates a new toll road authority in the state, paving the way for new toll roads. The measure, HB1310, which would transfer $11 billion from sales tax revenues into the state's Department of Transportation, is intended to raise $4 billion in toll revenues, pumping a total of $15 billion into road construction and transit projects over the next two decades. The bill squeaked by as the session closed May 10 and was sent to the governor's desk.