Boulder Turnpike privatization backer refutes most (but not all) of critic's claims

Earlier this week, we posted about criticism of the public-private Boulder Turnpike project from the Drive SunShine Institute, which hoped a lawsuit would stop final contracts from being signed. That seems unlikely, however. Last night, a Colorado Department of Transportation board unanimously voted to move forward with the pact, and the Colorado Transportation Commission is expected to add its blessing today. And a former Boulder official thinks that's a good thing for the most part.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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