CDOT asks for input from Coloradans to create “Your Transportation Plan”

May 17, 2019 - Statewide transportation conversation will create a 10-year plan of projects based on data-driven assessment, public and stakeholder input

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) was joined by Lt. Governor, Dianne Primavera and transportation planners from across the state to start a transportation conversation with all Coloradans to create a new 10-year plan of priority transportation projects. Over the next several months, residents can join in this effort using a new tool at to provide input on transportation trends and issues that impact them the most, identify specific needs using an interactive map, and give feedback on CDOT’s transportation vision and goals. Additionally, CDOT will hold public meetings across all 64 counties, host telephone town halls, and attend community events to get feedback from across the state on your transportation system and future needs.

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“Transportation affects each of us every day and that is why CDOT is kicking off a statewide transportation conversation to address Colorado’s transportation needs together,” said Lt. Governor, Dianne Primavera. “Our population is growing, traffic is getting worse and we face the challenge of taking care of the system we have, while also planning for the future. We invite you to join this transportation conversation by visiting to give feedback or participant in a telephone town hall or meeting.”

Colorado is the country’s eighth fastest growing state, and as more vehicles travel the roads there is more wear and tear on infrastructure. CDOT is adopting a new approach to plan for transportation investments to ensure that projects improve safety, provide multimodal travel options and efficiently get people and goods where they need to go.

“At CDOT, we’re changing how we plan for transportation now and in the future,” said CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “Instead of starting with the question of how we pay for it, we want to start with the question of ‘What should we be paying for and why?’ Coloradans are in this together - and this conversation will allow us to hear from the people that use our roads, sidewalks, bike lanes and transit options about their needs.”

At, Coloradans can provide their input by using the online engagement tool, find out about upcoming telephone town halls to participate from the comfort of home, or find out when and where an in-person public meeting will be held.

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 safety conditions for those traveling by all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission - to get everyone home safely.

About CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located 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.