Eastern Colorado Transit Plan Out for Public Comment

February 19, 2015 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – A vision of how transit will develop and progress over the next several years across Colorado’s Eastern Plains will be available for public review and comment beginning on Friday, February, 20, 2015.

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Transit & Rail is releasing the Transit Plan for the Eastern Transportation Planning Region (TPR).  It includes Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties

The Eastern Regional Transit Plan can be viewed online and comments submitted using the online comment form at the website listed below or at CDOT offices in Greeley, Sterling and Limon until March 23, 2015. The plans for all other rural TPRs were released in September.

“We’ve been working on the regional and statewide transit plans for about 18 months and held numerous meetings around the state with stakeholders and the public to gather input for the plans,” said CDOT Project Manager Tracey MacDonald.  “The plans identify transit needs and gaps in service and include an implementation plan to guide CDOT, the regions and transit partners about investing in transit improvements to meet the mobility needs of those who rely on or choose to use transit.”

All of the individual regional transit plans will be integrated into the Statewide Transit Plan.  Urban areas, which are part of Metropolitan Planning Organizations such as the Denver Regional Council of Governments, are preparing their own transit plans.

For more information on the Regional and Statewide Transit Plans, please visit the website at: http://coloradotransportationmatters.com/other-cdot-plans/transit/plan-documents/.