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Transportation review committee gathers in Glenwood Springs Thursday

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Colorado lawmakers charged with gathering public input on transportation issues around the state and developing transportation-related bills for the 2014 legislative session will be in Glenwood Springs Thursday.

The joint House and Senate Transportation Legislation Review Committee (TLRC) is currently holding field hearing across the Western Slope. The committee will be in Glenwood Springs from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Garfield County Administration Building hearing room, 108 Eighth St.

The joint TLRC consists of 13 members of the House and five members of the Senate. Its primary function is to gather input from citizens, carefully review data, and develop transportation bills for the 2014 Session of the Colorado General Assembly.

TLRC members have held field hearings and toured several areas of the state, and bring their tour to the Western Slope to hear about issues related to transportation funding ideas and potential infrastructure improvements.

Meetings were also scheduled this week in Kremmling and Steamboat Springs Tuesday and Grand Junction on Wednesday.

Once the statewide listening tour is completed, the committee will resume hearings at the State Capitol and begin drafting legislation for the 2014 session.