- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado bill prompted by public anger over public-private road contracts is on its way to the desk of Gov. John Hickenlooper.

The bill requires the Colorado Department of Transportation to hold more public meetings about road projects. The bill also requires lawmaker approval for any road project that exceeds 35 years.

The House voted for the bill 35-29. It was prompted by citizen displeasure with a public-private partnership to widen U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder. The plan includes toll lanes, and many said the public didn’t have adequate notice of the plan.

Plenary Roads, a consortium that includes Goldman Sachs, will pay for the widening and be repaid over 50 years through express lane tolls.



Senate Bill 197: https://bit.ly/1sclyXd

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