Bennet, Crapo Urge Leadership to Fully Fund PILT for FY 2017

More than 30 Senators Sign Letter in Support of PILT program

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and Republican Senator Mike Crapo from Idaho led a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid urging them to work together to ensure that the PILT program is fully funded for Fiscal Year 2017. This fiscal year, Colorado communities received more than $35.5 million to fund critical services like police, fire protection, and emergency response.

Bennet, Gardner, and Local Communities Meet with FRA Administrator to Discuss Train Noise

At Delegation’s Urging, Administrator Feinberg Met with Community Leaders and Viewed Challenges First-Hand

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, as well as Congressman Jared Polis and local community leaders, met with Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg in Fort Collins and Loveland to discuss the agency's train horn rule and the need for more flexibility to establish quiet zones.

Bennet Announces FRA Administrator to Visit Northern Colorado, Discuss Trains Horns with Community, Business Leaders

Bennet Invited Administrator to Colorado for Firsthand Look at Train Horns, Hear from Local Communities

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that Sarah Feinberg, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has accepted an invitation to visit northern Colorado to discuss the agency's train horn rule and the need for more flexibility to establish quiet zones. Feinberg will visit Colorado on June 17.

FRA Announces Plan to Review Train Horn Rule

Bennet, Polis Urges Coloradans to Weigh In - Lawmakers Pushed FRA to Re-Open Rule

Following requests by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representative Jared Polis on behalf of Colorado communities, the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) is announcing it will review its train horn regulations and open it up for public comment. The Colorado lawmakers are encouraging Coloradans, particularly those in communities affected by train horn noise in their economic centers, to offer feedback during the review period. The comment period begins on Monday, March 7, and will remain open for 120 days.

FCC Finalizes Rule to Allow Four Corners to Request Colorado Broadcast TV

Counties May Now Petition to Agency for Local Channels - Rule Follows Pressure from Colorado Delegation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) announcement of a final rule that will allow rural La Plata and Montezuma Counties to petition for access to local in-state broadcasts from cable and satellite providers. Currently, La Plata and Montezuma counties receive television broadcasts from New Mexico rather than Colorado, and thus do not receive local news, sports, and emergency information.