posted by: Jeffrey Wolf , Web Producer
written by: Kyle Clark , Reporter
DENVER - A state senator who was hassled for his congestion pricing idea has a suggestion for Coloradans: build a better bill yourself.
Sen. Chris Romer (D-Denver) says he received more than 800 constituent e-mails in response to his proposal for tolls along Interstate 70 during peak travel periods. Romer admits the feedback was overwhelmingly negative.
"Almost all of them ended up with the final line, 'I hate your idea but I love the fact that you started the dialogue,'" said Romer.
Now he's asking the public to help him come up with another idea. On Friday, Romer unveiled what he calls a "Wiki-Bill," a spin-off of the popular online user-edited encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Anyone can log onto a Web site created by Romer's staff and outline their solution to the congestion on ski weekends.