Colorado bill paves way for toll roads

| Thursday, May 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.

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