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Ben Brown: Vote Hasan for mass-transit

Ben Brown
Breckenridge

Addressing the transportation challenges of the I-70 corridor means thinking bigger than the automobile. Public transportation in the form of a monorail is the most sensible solution. It will ensure that Colorado remains a leader in tourism, it will foster “green” growth in our industries, and will sustainably accommodate Colorado’s predicted population growth.

Our tourist-based economy relies heavily on cheap fossil fuels to move people in and out of the mountains quickly. Why should we gamble our tourism future on fossil-fuel dependence or undeveloped automobile technology by widening I-70, when we have proven monorail technology that also provides many additional benefits?

Proximity to Denver, world-class resorts, and high altitude resulting in long ski seasons are the foundation for our economic growth. The monorail will ensure that this growth is sustainable and will renew our identity as a premier global ski destination. I am supporting Ali Hasan, because if elected he will provide the leadership necessary to put the 1-70 issue on a ballot to let the voters decide.


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