BILL SUMMARY for SB09-094
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
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|Moved a prepared amendment to Senate Bill 09-094, |
Moved that Senate Bill 09-094 be referred to the C
|Pass Without Objection|
Senator Williams, Chair, called the meeting to order.
01:36 PM -- Senate Bill 09-094
Senator Williams, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 09-094, concerning the creation of a Transit and Rail Division within the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). She walked the committee through the provisions of Senate Bill 09-094.
The following persons testified in regard to Senate Bill 09-094:
01:38 PM -- Jennifer Finch, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, said that there is an increasing desire on the part of the public for transit services in the state.
01:46 PM -- Jeanne Erickson, representing the Colorado Transportation Commission, said that the commission supports Senate Bill 09-094. She commented on the historical understaffing of transit functions in the state. She said that CDOT's transit functions are currently funded with federal funds for the most part.
01:48 PM -- Sherri Ritenauer, representing the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies, commented on the relationship between small transit agencies and CDOT.
01:59 PM -- Lee Kemp, representing the Regional Transportation District (RTD), supported Senate Bill 09-094. He said that Senate Bill 09-094 will be beneficial to RTD and will permit CDOT and RTD to work together to provide transit services.
02:01 PM -- Dr. Florine Raitano, representing the I-70 Coalition, supported Senate Bill 09-94, and said that the bill will be very important to the development of the I-70 Corridor.
|TIME: || 02:09:01 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved that Senate Bill 09-094 be referred to the Committee on Appropriations, as amended. The motion passed on a 5-2-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 5 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS