Comment By Steve Welter
For Regional Transportation Plan
Comment Please do not include the Jefferson Parkway project in your upcoming RTP. There are currently too many unanswered questions regarding cost and impacts to move forward with this project. I am particularly concerned with the increased VMT that could be induced by this project and the effects this would have on our air quality and greenhouse gas emissions. I am also concerned that there has not been adequate evaluation of the impact of the toll road on wildlife and endangered plant species that exist on the adjacent Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge and open space lands. Additionally, I am concerned that true taxpayer costs for the project have not been adequately addressed by proponents of the project--in particular, the construction costs for connecting interchanges to the parkway that must be funded by taxpayer dollars.
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