Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Upper Front Range

May 14, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - GREELEY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of rural Larimer, Morgan and Weld counties, providing an opportunity for them to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.

On Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m., citizens living in the Upper Front Range 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.

“My family and I live in Larimer County and have been actively involved in transportation and other issues for decades.  Since my appointment by the Governor to the Colorado Transportation Commission, I've worked intimately on state-wide transportation issues as well as local projects like the reconstruction of I-76 and the Highway 85 PEL [Planning and Environmental Linkages] Study,” said Colorado Transportation Commissioner Kathy Gilliland. “I’m looking forward to this conversation between CDOT and the residents of northern Colorado.  Employing a telephone town hall is an excellent way to reach out to citizens and it provides a good way for their voices to be heard as part of the transportation 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.

Another telephone town hall is being held next week for northern Colorado residents living in the urban areas.  Information regarding that forum will be distributed in the next couple of days.