Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation for Gunnison Valley

March 25, 2014 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3, Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - MONTROSE – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties, providing them with an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation needs.

On Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m., Gunnison Valley citizens will be called at random through an automated system and invited to take part in the telephone forum.  Anyone who wants to participate but did not receive a call can dial in, toll-free, at 1-877-229-8493, PIN 112034. Those who choose to join the call will have the chance to express their thoughts and ask questions about transportation. 

During the town halls, participants also will be able to use their keypad to answer live polls.

“I am very excited to be a part of this important conversation between CDOT and its customers – the traveling public,” said the Chairman of the Gunnison Valley Transportation Planning Region Vince Rogalski.  “We know that residents of the Gunnison Valley care about their transportation system, especially when it comes to improving maintenance, transit service, and bicycling conditions. This telephone town hall is an innovative and convenient way for them to make their voices heard in the transportation planning process.”

CDOT is hosting the telephone town halls for residents in all 64 counties through early June.  Coloradoans are being encouraged to join the conversation and express their thoughts on how CDOT should focus its limited funding, discuss the link between transportation and the economy and weigh in on regional priorities.

“Historically, CDOT has had difficulty getting citizens to attend public meetings so this new approach allows us to have these important discussions and people don’t even leave home” said Colorado Transportation Commission Chairman Doug Aden.