Legislator named to transportation recovery working group

State Senator Ray Scott

State Sen. Ray Scott has been appointed to a transportation recovery working group to develop short-term initiatives to bolster the Colorado economy following the coronavirus outbreak.

Shoshana Lew, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation, appointed Scott, a Republican from Grand Junction representing District 7. Scott said he was selected in part because of his legislative work with roads, bridges and the energy sector.

“I am humbled by Director Lew’s decision to appoint me to the transportation recovery working group and am ready to lend a voice to the effort to get Colorado back to work as soon as possible,” Scott said.

“We’re facing billions of dollars in revenues lost for our state and, more importantly, tens of thousands of lost jobs for Coloradans. We’re going to have to work fast and work hard, and I am ready to fight hard for Mesa County residents to restore their livelihoods and quality of life,” he added.