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CDOT continues receiving feedback for Your Transportation Plan

August 21, 2019 - Denver Metro Area, Colorado - Public’s input will influence 10-year pipeline of statewide projects

Coloradans have through Tuesday, Sept. 3, to provide input on transportation trends and issues that impact them the most, identify specific areas that need attention on an interactive map, and give feedback on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s vision and goals, all of which will influence the development of a 10-year pipeline of statewide projects.

Since launching “Your Transportation Plan,” the new statewide transportation planning effort, earlier this summer, Coloradans have provided extensive input on what CDOT’s transportation priorities should be. Since May, CDOT has received more than 6,900 responses on the Your Transportation Plan online survey, including more than 15,000 location-specific comments on the interactive map. In addition to the online survey, social media posts have received more than 565,000 views and nearly 12,000 people have taken part in telephone town halls (two more regional telephone town halls are scheduled this week). CDOT has spoken in-person to more than 2,500 Coloradans, the direct result of attending 35 public events, and hosting 10 Transportation Planning Region meetings and 64 county and tribal meetings.

Coloradans have identified “growth and congestion,” “road condition and safety,” and a “lack of travel options,” as primary concerns.   

“With two weeks remaining to provide input, we’re encouraging all Coloradans to make their voice heard,” said Shoshana Lew, CDOT Executive Director. “I hope anyone who uses our transportation system takes this opportunity to chat with us in-person at an event, talk with us on the phone during a telephone town hall, or take the online survey. Your voice will help direct how CDOT invests its funds.”

Following this initial launch Your Transportation Plan, CDOT will continue to provide other opportunities for input on the state’s transportation system. 

Your Transportation Plan will result in a 10-year pipeline of statewide projects, regional transportation plans, and a long-term plan with statewide investment priorities through 2045.

To find out about upcoming telephone town halls and in-person engagement opportunities, visit YourTransportationPlan.com. For direct access to the online survey, visitYourTransportationPlan.MetroQuest.com.

 

Whole System. Whole Safety.  

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.

 

ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.

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