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

May 13, 2014 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting one of two telephone town halls this week for the residents of the Denver Metropolitan Area – Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson and southwest Weld counties – providing them an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.

On Thursday, May 15, 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.

“Funding regional transportation improvements is one of the most vital issues facing every Colorado community,” said the Chairman of the Denver Regional Council of Governments Board of Directors Jack Hilbert. “Beyond public safety, the investment in transportation infrastructure has a direct, positive impact on local economies. These telephone town halls provide an opportunity for business and community voices to be heard as part of the planning process.”

CDOT is hosting the telephone town halls for residents in all 64 counties through early 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.

“As Transportation Commissioner representing the western part of the Denver area, I’m encouraged by the progress we’ve been able to make on key corridors across the metro area,” said Colorado Transportation Commissioner Ed Peterson.  “Many of you have, no doubt, noted the significant construction underway on U.S. 6, I-25, U.S. 36 and I-225.  While this construction can be disruptive, each of these projects is bringing about much needed improvements.  These projects will provide better and safer access for our residents and help  insure that area businesses have a reliable transportation network they can depend on.”

This telephone town hall is one of two being held in the Denver area.  Another one is scheduled for Tuesday, May 20.