Telephone town halls offer citizens forum to talk transportation
Ryan Summerlin March 23, 2014
DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation is hosting a series of telephone town hall meetings this spring, providing the public with an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation needs.
Grand County’s meeting, as part of the Northwest region of Moffat, Grand, Routt, Jackson and Rio Blanco counties, will take place at 7 p.m. on May 13. In early April and continuing through early June, residents in all 64 counties will be called at random through an automated system and invited to take part in the telephone forums. Coloradans who choose to join in will have the opportunity to express their thoughts about transportation, how CDOT should focus its limited funding, discuss the link between transportation and the economy and weigh in on regional priorities. “It’s important that we hear from citizens throughout the state on how best to invest our limited transportation funds and what projects are a priority in their area,” said CDOT Executive Director Don Hunt. “By providing feedback, it’ll help us develop the Statewide Transportation Plan.”
The interactive calls will reach out to approximately 375,000 people statewide. Residents simply stay on the line after answering their phones and will be connected to the meeting automatically. Anyone who wants to participate but did not receive a call can dial in, toll-free, at 1-877-229-8493, PIN 112034.