State legislators to hold transportation meeting

State lawmakers will be in Colorado Springs early next week to hear about transportation issues from local residents.

The Transportation Legislation Review Committee, made of 18 lawmakers, will be in town from 1:30 to 3 p.m., 152515718Tuesday, Aug. 20,  at the Gallogly Events Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

During the past 10 years, the committee has proposed 55 bills approved by the state Legislative Council and 47 of those bills became law.

The committee visited Northern Colorado in July and will travel to Western Colorado in September. Then, the group will resume hearings at the state Capitol and will start drafting legislation for the 2014 General Assembly session.

“This statewide tour will serve to educate lawmakers and citizens alike about the crisis we are facing with the conditions of our roads and bridges,” said Sen. Rollie Heath, a Boulder Democrat and vice-chairman of the committee. “This is a great opportunity Coloradans who may live hours away from the Capitol to have their voices heard.”