Colorado’s roads and bridges have fallen into disrepair. The state’s growing population, history of underfunding transportation, and bureaucratic inefficiency have had real consequences for the condition of our infrastructure. As a result, Colorado has a $9 billion funding gap and maintenance backlog. These costs will only continue to grow the longer we neglect our transportation needs.
In the nearly four years since we last had a gubernatorial election, some 300,000 individuals have moved into our state. If you’re among these 300,000, let me just say — welcome to Colorado. Our roads are terrible.