|Colorado State Capitol. Image credit: Flickr|
The transportation funding issue is complicated by different views of how the government should function. One side states new funding should be found because there are already limited funds but growing needs, while another side states the government can become more efficient and reassign existing funds. This is the debate that is currently happening in the Colorado General Assembly. Although a bipartisan bill is working its way through the legislature, there is still debate about the need for additional funding. An editorial in the Coloradoan points out the longer the State puts off road repairs, highway expansion, and transit projects, the more expensive each project becomes, and the more severe existing problems become.
To read the editorial, visit the Coloradoan.