CDOT Seeking Public Input on Statewide Transit

April 25, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Transit & Rail wants to hear from citizens on how best to improve public transit throughout the state.

As part of developing the Statewide Transit Plan, open houses will be held in each of Colorado’s metropolitan areas. The public is invited to attend and provide input on how best to enhance their local, regional and human service transportation needs.  Open houses are scheduled as follows:

  • Greeley: Wednesday, May 7: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Greeley Ice Haus, 900 8th Avenue
  • Denver: Monday, May 12: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at CDOT Headquarters – Shumate Building (east side of campus), 4201 East Arkansas Avenue
  • Colorado Springs: Wednesday, May 14: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG), 14 South Chestnut Street
  • Pueblo: Wednesday, May 21: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main Street
  • Grand Junction: Wednesday, May 28: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grand Valley Transit Operations Building, 525 South 6thStreet, 2nd Floor

A formal presentation will begin approximately ½ hour after the start of each open house.

“Gathering feedback from the public will help us develop a comprehensive and integrated transit system that meets the mobility needs of Coloradans,” said CDOT Senior Transit & Rail Planner Tracey MacDonald.  “These public forums give us an overview of what transit services currently exist, what the future transit needs will be, where there’re gaps in transit connectivity, and assessing how much funding will be required.”

CDOT held 17 open houses throughout Colorado’s non-urban regions last fall and winter.  They were held to gather input on the development of the Regional Coordinated Transit and Human Services Plans for the state’s rural areas.  These Regional Transit Plans will be integrated into the Statewide Transit Plan and the Regional Transportation Plans (also under development).

The Statewide Transit Plan is expected to be completed in early summer 2014.  It then will be integrated into CDOT’s Statewide Transportation Plan.

For more information or to provide comment on the Statewide Transit Plan, Regional Coordinated Transit and Human Services Plans, please visit the website at: