The Transportation Legislation Review Committee (TLRC), which is comprised of 18 state lawmakers, will take to the road again this summer to hear firsthand from Coloradans on transportation-related issues.
These meetings provide an excellent opportunity for the public to have a say in the future of Colorado’s roads, bridges, public transit and regulatory programs. Over the past 10 years, the TLRC has proposed 55 bills that were approved by the CO Legislative Council – 47 of those bills became law.
Senator Rollie Heath (D-Boulder), Senator Nancy Todd (D-Aurora) and Senator Matt Jones (D-Louisville) represent the Colorado Senate Majority on the TLRC. All three senators served on the Senate Transportation Committee during the 2013 legislative session and will likely do so again in 2014.
In addition to stops in Southern Colorado, the TLRC conducted meetings in Northern Colorado in July, and will also travel to cities in Western Colorado in September. The committee then resumes hearings at the Capitol and will begin drafting legislation for the 2014 session.
“This statewide tour will serve to educate lawmakers and citizens alike about the crisis we are facing with the condition of our roads and bridges,” said Sen. Heath, vice-chair of the TLRC. “This is a great opportunity for Coloradans, who may live hours away from the Capitol, to have their voices heard.”
NOTE: Please contact the Senate Majority communications staff listed above if you wish to schedule an interview with Senators Heath, Todd or Jones in advance of the field hearings.
For more information about the TLRC and to view meeting agendas, please visithttp://www.colorado.gov/lcs/TLRC.