Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Pueblo County

May 23, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for people living in Pueblo County, providing them an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.

On Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., people residing in the City and County of Pueblo 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.

“Foremost on my mind is that our projects and programs in the Pueblo area improve the quality of life and safety of the traveling public,” said Colorado Transportation Commissioner Bill Thiebaut.  “An important strategy is to maintain the rural roads we have, especially given high truck traffic, the importance of agriculture to our economy and the sense of community we share in Pueblo County.  Something as simple as expanding shoulders on rural roads can allow our motorists to safely pull over, our bicyclists to safely share the road, and our wildlife to be appreciated.”

CDOT is hosting the 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.