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Join HPTE on Oct. 16 for a live telephone town hall meeting: Finding a Partner for Major Transportation Projects

October 8, 2014 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Participants can learn about potential funding strategies on I-70 East.

DENVER - The High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) – a division of the Colorado Department of Transportation—will host a live telephone town hall meeting, a public forum that uses innovative telephone technology, on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Representatives from the High Performance Transportation Enterprise, CDOT and the City and County of Denver will be on the call. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn about:

  • How public-private partnerships (P3) work on major transportation projects

  • Innovations in transportation choice, funding and the qualities that HPTE will look for in exploring partnerships

  • Update on the potential for a P3 approach on I-70 East

Residents near I-70 (between I-25 and Tower Road) may receive a telephone call through an automated system. Telephone numbers are selected at random. They will be invited to listen in on this important public telephone forum, ask questions and participate in an electronic poll.

If residents are not called but would still like to participate, they can call toll free 1-877-229-8493, PIN number 113264.

​In addition to HPTE’s October telephone town hall, the HPTE will host a town hall, Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Swansea Recreation Center, 2650 E. 49th Ave., Denver.

NOTE: The HPTE Telephone Town Hall is not an opportunity for the public to comment on CDOT’s I-70 East Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS). The I-70 SDEIS evaluates transportation alternatives to improve safety, access and mobility while addressing congestion in one of the state’s most heavily traveled corridors, I-70 from I-25 to Tower Road. The SDEIS was released for public review Aug. 29 and is open for comment until Oct. 31, 2014. There are many different ways to comment on the SDEIS, including via phone, email or by visiting the project office. Visit www.I-70east.com to find out more.

About the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE):
The HPTE operates as a government-owned, independent business within CDOT. HPTE searches out innovative ways to finance projects to help Colorado fulfill its commitment to increase travel choices through options that include Express Lanes, transit, biking, walking and carpooling.

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