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CDOT hosting July 17 Southwest/South Central Colorado-focused telephone town hall

July 15, 2019 -

DURANGO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall on Wednesday, July 17 to have a conversation with residents about transportation needs and improvements in Southwest Colorado. Part of the “Your Transportation Plan” statewide planning effort, the telephone town hall will allow residents of the following counties to speak directly with and provide feedback to CDOT: Alamosa, Archuleta, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Dolores, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan and San Miguel counties. 

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on July 17, south-central and southwest Colorado residents with landlines will be called through an automated system and invited to take part in the telephone town hall. Residents who have a cell phone or do not receive a call can dial 855-710-6230 to participate.

A text-to-register feature is also available for cell phones. Residents can text CDOTSW to 828282 to receive a call to their cell phone when the telephone town hall begins. Residents can also listen live online by visiting Vekeo.com/coloradodot.

Telephone town hall participants will have an opportunity to share their thoughts about transportation needs and ideas for improvements with their local transportation commissioner and key CDOT personnel. The feedback CDOT hears from Southwest Colorado residents will impact the development of Colorado’s next transportation plan.

Telephone town halls for other areas of the state will be held in August.

To learn more about Your Transportation Plan, take a quick survey, and find out about the statewide outreach and engagement being conducted, visit YourTransportationPlan.com. For direct access to the survey where Coloradans can 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 CDOT’s transportation vision and goals, visit YourTransportationPlan.MetroQuest.com

Telephone Town Hall Details:

  • Region — Southwest Colorado (Alamosa, Archuleta, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Dolores, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan and San Miguel counties)

  • Date and Time — July 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

  • How to Participate — CDOT will call Southwest Colorado landlines at 5:30 p.m. on July 17 and invite residents to participate. Residents who have a cell phone or do not receive a call can dial 855-710-6230 to participate or sign up to receive a call on their cell phone by texting CDOTSW to 828282. Residents can also listen live online by visiting Vekeo.com/coloradodot.

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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