Town Hall touches on clean energy in western Colorado |

Town Hall touches on clean energy in western Colorado

Vail Daily staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” A town hall meeting and panel discussion set for Wednesday in Glenwood Springs, Colorado will give the region’s residents the chance to learn about transportation and clean energy economy, and provide input to help shape the next federal transportation bill.

Every six years, Congress sets the country’s transportation and infrastructure priorities, allocating billions of dollars for projects. The present federal transportation bill expires in 2009, and Congress will be working this year to develop a new bill for the 2010-15.

Panelists at the meeting include Richard Baca, regional director for U.S. Rep. John Salazar; Dan Blankenship, executive director of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority; James Corless, director of Transportation for America, and Tresi Houpt, Garfield County commissioner and I-70 Coalition board member, among others.

The meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, at Glenwood Springs City Hall, 101 W. 8th St.

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