(Oct. 5) – Rep. Max Tyler (D-Lakewood) met with Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Transportation director today to identify ways to expedite CDOT construction projects.
The governor and CDOT Director Don Hunt pledged to work with Rep. Tyler to review CDOT’s cash reserve requirements and its design, bidding, accounting and other procedures to speed up the timetable for road and bridge construction and repair projects, putting more Coloradans back to work.
The meeting was a result of a letter sent in September, at Rep. Tyler’s request, by the bicameral Transportation Legislation Review Committee to Gov. Hickenlooper, asking what assistance the General Assembly could provide to get CDOT projects on the road faster. Rep. Tyler noted that CDOT has several hundred million dollars cash available to spend on approved projects over the next few years.
“We’re on the same page,” Rep. Tyler said after today’s meeting. “The governor and Director Hunt are as eager to get these projects going as I am.”