Congressman Jared Polis released the following statement on the U.S. Transportation Department's announcement that the US 36 project is one of five that can apply for a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan. Funding would help reduce congestion for commuters and businesses.
"Anyone who has travelled between Boulder and Denver during rush hour knows that we desperately need to invest in transportation solutions, including mass transit, that will help move workers and products more efficiently," said Polis. "Here's an opportunity to create jobs and reduce the headaches of traffic and delays. It further makes the case for why Congress should be passing a bipartisan transportation bill right away. I look forward to working with members of the Colorado delegation to secure these and other critical transportation investments."