Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Grand Valley Area

June 18, 2014- Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GRAND JUNCTION – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for Mesa County residents, providing them an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities.

On Thursday, June 26, at 7 p.m., people living in Mesa County 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.

“As Transportation Commissioner representing this region, I am pleased by the incremental progress made on many corridors but in particular on I-70 B – a longstanding priority for the area,” said Colorado Transportation Commissioner Doug Aden.  “While we've made great strides to implement mobility, congestion, operational and safety improvements, we still have much work to do and that is all dependent on funding.  Additionally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the state's first Diverging Diamond Interchange [at Exit 26 – U.S. 6 & 50 and I-70] right here in Grand Junction.  This innovative solution was a result of great partnership between the city and CDOT.”

CDOT has hosted telephone town halls throughout the state.  Coloradoans have been 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.