Second Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Metro Denver

May 16, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting another telephone town hall next week for people living in the Denver Metropolitan Area*, providing them an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.

On Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m., 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.  Participants also will be able to use their keypad to answer live polls.

“I have had the pleasure to serve on the State Transportation Commission for the past 6 years and over that time, I have seen us bring about major improvements to transportation corridors across the metro area,” said Colorado Transportation Commissioner Gary Reiff.  “These projects – including improvements to I-25, U.S. 6 and I-225 – mean better and safer access for travelers and a more reliable transportation network for our business community.  However, as funding for transportation continues to decline, it will be increasingly difficult to meet our growing list of needs.”

CDOT is hosting telephone town halls for residents in all 64 counties through June.  Coloradans 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.

“These telephone town halls are very helpful,” added Reiff, “and they provide us with a forum to hear from the citizens about their transportation priorities and concerns.  I’m looking forward to it.”

This telephone town hall is the second one being held in the Denver area.  Another one took place on Thursday, May 15.