Colorado looks toward a transit-centered transportation future

Many Coloradans could soon enjoy expanded and improved transit service.

In April, the Colorado Senate Transportation and Energy Committee advanced two key bills that would help state residents access more clean, high-quality transportation options. One would secure crucial resources for a rail system between Pueblo and Fort Collins, and another would allow the Regional Transit District more flexibility to improve transit service.

“Transit will be key to helping people move more efficiently than they can in single-occupant vehicles, reducing air pollution from the transportation sector and giving people more freedom to choose how they travel,” said CoPIRG Executive Director Danny Katz. “For our health, our safety and our children’s future, we need fast, frequent and affordable local and statewide transit systems — and these bills will help get us there.”

CoPIRG applauds the lawmakers that have kept these bills on track, and urges the Legislature to act quickly to pass them.

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Photo: In October 2019, CoPIRG Executive Director Danny Katz organized a “mobility race” to test the speed of going across Denver by different modes of transportation. Credit: Alana Miller

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Aaron writes and designs materials with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network for U.S. PIRG. Aaron lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, and spends his spare time playing drums and going for long walks.