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Colorado Lawmakers pass $5.3 billion transportation bill, sent to Governor’s desk

DENVER, Colo. (KRDO) -- Wednesday, the House approved a $5.3 billion transportation bill, sending it to the Governor's desk for the final approval.

Senate Bill 260, or the Sustainability Of The Transportation System bill, concerns the sustainability of the transportation system in the state.

This bill will create new sources of dedicated funding and state enterprises to preserve, improve, and expand existing transportation infrastructure. Along with developing the modernized infrastructure needed to support the widespread adoption of electric motor vehicles.

According to 9News, the bill cleared the House on a 41-24 party-line vote with one Democratic member excused.

“The best solution for transportation funding that the state of Colorado has ever had in the last 10 years is before you today,” said House Speaker Alec Garnett, D-Denver.

A bill focusing on creating a front-range passenger rail district is currently under consideration.

Senate Bill 21-238 would create a railway, stretching from the Wyoming border to the New Mexico border. Both El Paso and Pueblo would benefit from the system.

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