Colorado Association of REALTORS | CAR, 35 Other Colorado Groups Call on Lawmakers to Prioritize Transportation Funding
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CAR, 35 Other Colorado Groups Call on Lawmakers to Prioritize Transportation Funding

Mar 04 2020

CAR, 35 Other Colorado Groups Call on Lawmakers to Prioritize Transportation Funding

CAR has joined forces with a diverse coalition of 35 other Colorado organizations calling on state legislators to prioritize funding to improve the quality of the state’s roads and reduce traffic.

The coalition, A Way Forward, is comprised of the construction, shipping, and real estate, among other industries. It recently sent a letter to lawmakers making the case for action during the current legislative session:

“Each day, Coloradans waste time, energy, and resources waiting for a solution to a problem that vexes us all. Unfortunately, our communities and families are suffering – often spending more time in the car than with each other, and spending more money than they should have to due to poor road conditions.

Each year, Coloradans lose $7.1 billion due to roads that are in disrepair and congested. That amount can reach $2,300 per driver per year.

As a state we simply cannot continue to kick the can further down the road. It is time for us all to come together around a practical solution. We call on Democrats and Republicans to unite and put all available legislative tools to use and bring the issue to finality before the session adjourns.”

Read the full letter here.

A Way Forward was signed by the following groups:

  • Colorado Concern
  • Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors
  • Associated General Contractors of Colorado
  • Colorado Motor Carriers Association
  • Colorado Contractors Association
  • Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors
  • Colorado Farm Bureau
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Building Jobs 4 Colorado Coalition
  • Hispanic Contractors – Colorado
  • Plumbers Local Union 3
  • Colorado Association of Homebuilders
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado
  • South Metro Denver Chamber
  • Colorado Builds
  • Pipefitters Local 208
  • Freedom to Drive Coalition
  • Building Owners and Managers Association
  • Colorado Automobile Dealers Association
  • Urban Land Conservancy
  • Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association
  • Colorado Aviation Business Association
  • Pro15 Northeast Colorado
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Colorado
  • Independent Electrical Contractors – Colorado
  • Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC
  • NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association – Colorado
  • American Society of Civil Engineers – Colorado Section
  • National Electrical Contractors Association – Rocky Mountain Chapter
  • Colorado Association of Realtors
  • Jefferson County Business Lobby
  • Associated Builders and Contractors – Rocky Mountain
  • American Planning Association – Colorado Chapter
  • International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local 9 Colorado
  • American Subcontractors Association Colorado
  • Colorado Competitive Council

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