INVESTING IN OUR INFRASTRUCTURE

Colorado is currently experiencing the biggest population boom of my lifetime. More and more people are flooding into our state seeking a new way of life in a thriving economy. We owe every Coloradan, new or native, a safe and well maintained infrastructure system. Our roads, bridges, rail lines, airports, and vital infrastructure need an injection of resources to maintain and grow our state at the rate of population growth. Colorado needs over $12 Billion in critical infrastructure investments on bridges, waterways and dams just to bring our infrastructure grade from a D- from the American Society of Civil Engineers to safe and functioning levels. Colorado’s unemployment rate is the lowest in the country. We must index the gas tax to inflation AND send spending increases to our voters to save our infrastructure. It is time to invest new revenues into a broken, disgraceful infrastructure system. I also believe that if we are going to continue to compete into the next century that we must make bold and innovative moves in transportation. I support being the first in the country to erect a Hyperloop line for intrastate travel. Couple that with high speed rail and investment in our roads and highways as the government has promised to do, and the next 20 years will prove to be our golden age.  Now is the time to make the investments that are necessary to stabilize our current growth into long-term quality of life improvements that will last a generation.