CDOT will hold public meetings across all 64 counties, host telephone town halls and attend community events to get feedback on the transportation system and future needs.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) was joined by Lt. Gov., Dianne Primavera and transportation planners from across the state to start a transportation conversation with all Coloradans to create a new 10-year plan of priority transportation projects.
Over the next several months, residents can join in this effort using a new tool at YourTransportationPlan.com to provide input on transportation trends and issues that impact them the most, identify specific needs using an interactive map, and give feedback on CDOT's transportation vision and goals.
CDOT will hold public meetings across all 64 counties, host telephone town halls and attend community events to get feedback on your transportation system and future needs.
"Transportation affects each of us every day and that is why CDOT is kicking off a statewide transportation conversation to address Colorado's transportation needs together," said Primavera. "Our population is growing, traffic is getting worse and we face the challenge of taking care of the system we have, also while planning for the future. We invite you to join this transportation conversation by visiting YourTransportationPlan.com to give feedback or participant in a telephone town hall or meeting."
Colorado is the country's eighth fastest growing state, and as more vehicles travel the roads there is more wear and tear on infrastructure. CDOT is adopting a new approach to plan for transportation investments to ensure that projects improve safety, provide multimodal travel options and efficiently get people and goods where they need to go.
"At CDOT, we're changing how we plan for transportation now and in the future," said Shoshana Lew, CDOT executive director. "Instead of starting with the question of how we pay for it, we want to start with the question of ‘What should we be paying for and why?' Coloradans are in this together — and this conversation will allow us to hear from the people that use our roads, sidewalks, bike lanes and transit options about their needs."
At YourTransportationPlan.com, Coloradans can provide their input by using the online engagement tool, find out about upcoming telephone town halls to participate from the comfort of home, or find out when and where an in-person public meeting will be held.