DENVER (AP) - Skiers who use Interstate 70 on weekends could be charged up to $12, or sent $25 checks for staying off the congested highway - under legislation being considered by a state senator.
Denver Democrat Chris Romer says skiers could be charged $5 to $12 per trip for driving up the mountain between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. Skiers who choose to go early or wait until after the rush could get a $25 check in the mail, or a coupon to spend that much at a slopeside restaurant.
Romer says the plan could reduce traffic by 10 percent or more.
He says it's a matter of reallocating money from people who are time-sensitive to those who are price-sensitive.
Genessee Republican Representative Rob Witwer says he's against penalizing people for driving on a road they already own.