Message from the Chair: Moving into 2022

As we inch into the new year, it is with a mix of exhaustion, excitement, enthusiasm, and heartbreak–especially around the multiple tragedies that befell Colorado in the last week of 2021. While we continue to trudge through virtual meetings and limited social contact, there were many bright spots in 2021 to look back upon, especially for transportation funding in Colorado through the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 260. Move Colorado had an exciting year with establishing a new Board of Directors, logo, and website, hiring of an executive director, and playing a critical role in providing expertise for SB 260 and related rulemaking. We hope to continue this momentum into and beyond 2022.

I am honored to be serving as the new Chair for Move Colorado and am excited about the expansion and diversification of our Board of Directors. While the heavy lift of passing a state transportation funding bill is complete, our work as an organization is not finished. Our focus now shifts to ensuring that funding is protected, new funding is identified, and sharing the important information about why funding for transportation is needed.

The 2022 Colorado legislative session kicks off on January 12th and Move Colorado will have many opportunities to provide expertise to inform and shape policy as it relates to transportation. We anticipate a continued focus on the implementation of the greenhouse gas rulemaking, mobility options, and procurement challenges.

Our work is never complete; there is always more to learn and to share. Come join us as we work to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Colorado through an efficient, connected, and sustainable multi-modal transportation system. I look forward to a year of continued growth and opportunity for Move Colorado!

Kara Swanson

Move Colorado Chair