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Citing persistent double-digit unemployment in the construction sector, a coalition of labor groups called Colorado Wants to Work is joining in a "national day of action" today to focus attention on crumbling infrastructure around the country. The group is meeting with supporters under the 6th Avenue Bridge in Denver, which is one of 145 bridges in the Denver metro area "red tagged" as structurally deficient by Transportation for America.
The version of the stimulus bill currently being considered by the U.S. Senate contains nearly $14 million more in transportation infrastructure funding for Colorado than the version passed by the House last week. Some lawmakers say that's still not enough. Calling the final figure “a moving target,” CDOT spokeswoman Stacey Stegman on Monday provided an analysis that showed the Senate version would make available $425.7 million for state transportation infrastructure projects, while the House version comes in at about $412 million.
Colorado’s engineering community was preaching to the choir as the state Legislature convened its first session of 2009 Wednesday. The engineers released a report card that gave the state’s transportation infrastructure a pitiful D+ and warned that it would drop to a near-failing D by 2010 if dramatic action wasn't taken.