DENVER—Coloradans can now access an online database that details the revenue and expenses of the Colorado Department of Transportation. The new resource to increase transparency comes pursuant to House Bill 11-1002, which state. Rep. B.J. Nikkel sponsored during the 2011 legislative session.
“Coloradans must be able to hold government fiscally accountable, especially during tough financial times,” Nikkel, R-Loveland, said. “This bill raises transparency and keeps government honest.”
Nikkel earned the title “Miss Transparency” in 2009 for her work in creating the Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act and has sponsored several measures to create online, searchable databases of all revenue and expenditures of many government institutions, including higher education.
House Bill 11-1002 prompted CDOT to develop and maintain an online database of its revenue and expenditure data by July 1, 2012. The new website made data available today and will link to the state’s existing Transparency Online Project website, which was created by Nikkel’s HB 1288 in 2009.
To view this new database, please visit: http://apps.coloradodot.info/tops/expenseForm.cfm.