Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of Colorado’s 2008-2013 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program* reveals that transit projects account for the largest chunk of planned spending (44 percent).** Projects classified as “other” account for 21 percent; these projects include funds to be spent on unspecified projects. Road maintenance/minor widening projects make up 16 percent of the STIP and new road capacity projects account for 6 percent of the STIP. Bridge maintenance/replacement projects follow at 5 percent. Safety projects account for 4 percent; bicycle/pedestrian projects 2 percent. Bridge capacity expansion projects, as well as road or bridge projects with bicycle/pedestrian components (such as adding sidewalks when reconstructing a roadway) each account for 1 percent of the planned expenditures. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2008-2013*
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$2,656.65|
|Road/Bridge Project with Bike/Ped Components||$219.58|
|New Road Capacity||$1,014.59|
|Bridge Capacity Expansion||$96.80|
* Analysis includes 2009, 2010 and 2011 rolled funds in addition to yearly funds from 2008-2013.
** Transit projects include $2.8 billion in Regional Transportation District projects in the Denver metro area as well as a $46.73 million high speed rail project.
*** Category includes $103.8 million in projects that combine bridge maintenance/replacement and debt service on these projects.