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Perlmutter Commutes with Constituents
Mobile office hours offered during constituents’ commute to work
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) traveled this morning on the W Light Rail Line to talk with constituents during their morning commutes about transportation and infrastructure issues and other concerns or questions. Similar to Rep. Perlmutter’s ‘Government in the Grocery’ events, today’s mobile office hours provided an opportunity to talk with constituents at a time and place that’s most convenient for them.
Rep. Perlmutter started at the Federal Center station and then headed east stopping at the Wadsworth and Sheridan stations.
Funding for the Highway Trust Fund was scheduled to run out July 31, 2015. In July, the House and Senate approved a three-month extension which means funding for several programs will now run out October 29, 2015. Lack of action or delayed action could cause programs financed through the trust fund to shut down, partially or completely. Rep. Perlmutter strongly supports a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization to provide certainty and allow for long-term planning for our country's infrastructure needs - a key ingredient for job creation and a thriving economy.
Close to half of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s $1.1 billion annual budget comes from federal funding, including funding for projects vital to the 7th Congressional District such as the I-25 Managed Lanes Project and RTD FasTracks’ projects like the West Line, Gold Line and North Metro Rail Line.