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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirMay 3, 20187min681

In 2012 the Colorado Transportation Commission passed Policy Directive 1603, which directed the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to “strongly consider managed lanes during the planning process for new capacity projects (any expansion and/or operational improvements) on state highways that are or will be congested.” In addition, the directive stated that CDOT must justify “the decision to not include managed lanes.”


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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirFebruary 26, 201814min227
Tim Jackson isn’t just another trade association rep who does standup for his industry, puts in long hours at the State Capitol and hobnobs in political circles. Sure, he does all that and more as the longtime president of the low-key but highly influential Colorado Automobile Dealers Association. But as we were reminded in this […]

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Perry BuckPerry BuckJanuary 22, 20185min473

On Jan. 11, Gov. Hickenlooper delivered his eighth and final state of the state speech to the Colorado General Assembly. It was a decent address, and I have tremendous respect for the governor. In the address he touched on a number of issues that I agree are priorities in Colorado: regulatory relief, education funding, and the health of rural Colorado’s economy, to name a few. But there was one glaring issue that barely got an honorable mention — road and highway construction. Even more frustrating was how enthusiastically the House and Senate Democrats cheered his endorsement of a tax increase to pay for it. While improving roads clearly was at the bottom of our governor’s list of priorities, it is at the top of mine, and most importantly, we don’t need any new tax dollars to start making progress today.