August 1987: Public Highway Authority Law passed, allowing cities and counties to collaborate to form tollway authorities.
November 1999: The TRANs ballot measure passes, allowing CDOT to float bonds and speed up many construction projects. The vote is also de facto approval of I-25's Southeast Corridor project.
May 2002: Legislature passes law allowing CDOT to form a state toll authority and put tolls on new highway facilities. source: Colorado Highways: History
Connecticut, during the same time period, has largely only managed to create plans and studies and somehow missed out in fostering the type of high tech industries that create jobs.
Today's Connecticut Post, Citizens seek halt to growth in Milford, Zone change sought to protect small business provides a sampling of the difficulty in creating a job friendly growth strategy in Connecticut. Towns are competing against each other for economic development while trying to preserve the character of their residential communities. For Connecticut to compete in the 21st century, regional planning must become a priority.