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Polis lays out robust, detailed infrastructure plan, addressing Colorado needs
Plan prioritizes I-70 and I-25 congestion, rural broadband, school facilities, and train horn noise
WASHINGTON: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., sent a detailed infrastructure plan to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the House of Representatives. Polis submitted the letter as the committee is considering large-scale infrastructure investment legislation.
Polis’s plan lays out specific Colorado needs -- addressing I-70 and I-25 congestion; the Northwest Rail Line delay; Quiet Zone waivers under the Train Horn Rule; high-speed internet for rural communities like Kremmling, Red Cliff, Estes Park, and Bailey; and outdated school facilities.
The letter reads, in part:
“For far too long, we have underinvested and relied on short-term funding measures that do not provide the level of funding or stability we need to support our growing economy,” said Polis. “An innovative and conscientious 'infrastructure package' will bring our infrastructure system into the 21st century and provide a jumpstart to our economy and businesses from urban to rural to suburban areas by providing more connections, more opportunities, and creating millions of good paying jobs.”
Read the entire letter here.
Polis has continuously fought to strengthen Colorado's infrastructure.