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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
GOV. RITTER'S TRANSPORTATION PANEL EMBARKS ON STATEWIDE OUTREACH MEETINGS
Gov.Bill Ritter'sBlue Ribbon Transportation Panelembarks tomorrow on a five-week, 25-meeting community outreach effort acrossColoradoto raise awareness aboutColorado's transportation funding crisis and engage the public in the debate over possible solutions.
Members of the panel will make presentations and solicit public input in every corner ofColorado, beginning this week with meetings in Lamar on Wednesday,PuebloandColorado Springson Thursday and Limon on Friday.
"The strength ofColorado's economy depends in large part on our ability to fund and build a modern, 21stcentury transportation system," Gov. Ritter said. "But as members of the Transportation Panel know, our roads and bridges are deteriorating and our major revenue sources are declining.
"These meetings will help educate the public about this 'quiet crisis,' as the panel has called it, inform them about why transportation is so important to our economy, and urge people to become part of the dialogue going forward," Gov. Ritter said.