Transportation and Infrastructure
Transportation infrastructure is critical to Colorado’s economy, whether it’s commuting in and around Denver, the thousand-plus daily flights through Denver International Airport, or the millions of pounds of freight passing through on our highways.
With Colorado’s population growing at one of the fastest rates in the country, it is critical that we are making necessary investments in our state’s infrastructure to keep up with this growth. Some of our existing highways date back to the 1960s and were not designed to handle the millions who have moved into Colorado over the past several decades. In order to remain economically competitive, Coloradans must be able to seamlessly travel and commute throughout the state.
Just like I believe in an all-of-the-above strategy on energy, I believe we need an all-of-the-above strategy on transportation. This includes the traditional modes of travel on our roads and highways combined with new modes like bus-rapid-transit and rail.
In the Senate, I am proud to be the first Colorado Senator in forty years to sit on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. As part of my responsibilities, I sit on the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space. With Colorado touting one of the largest airports in the world combined with countless more commercial and general aviation airports, I am fighting to ensure our airports have the resources they need to be competitive in a global economy.