Colorado official kills his own legislation to allow tolls on I-70

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Legislation in Colorado that would have allowed for tolls on existing highway lanes on Interstate 70 died recently after its sponsor killed his own bill, according to the Colorado Motor Carriers Association.

The sponsor of SB 213, Sen. Andy McElhaney, and proponents of the measure had worked over a two-week period to obtain enough votes to pass the bill out of the Senate. CMCA, working with others, actively opposed the bill and had lined up enough votes to defeat it if it was brought up for a vote on the Senate floor.

Rather than have the measure fail, McElhaney chose to end his efforts for passage and pulled the bill Thursday, April 24, CMCA said.