CDOT seeking input via telephone town halls

The Colorado Department of Transportation is hosting nine telephone town halls over the next seven weeks, providing the public with a forum to ask questions and give input about a variety of transportation issues.

Between June 7 and July 13, residents in all 64 counties will be called at random through an automated system and invited to take part in their regional town hall, including one scheduled for Larimer County residents on June 28. Coloradans who choose to join the conversation can listen in and also express their thoughts to their transportation commissioner and key CDOT personnel on how the department is addressing the state’s transportation needs, important projects or initiatives and funding.

“Together We Go is an on-going conversation about transportation with the citizens of Colorado,” said CDOT Executive Director Shailen Bhatt. “It allows everyone to take a look at what we’ve accomplished so far to make sure we’re all moving together in the right direction. It also gives us the opportunity to hear from people on how best to invest our limited funds and the projects they think should be a priority.”

The interactive calls will reach out to approximately 350,000 people statewide. After answering the phone, the call will be automatically connected to the meeting. Anyone who does not receive a call but wants to participate can dial in, toll-free, at 1-877-229-8493, PIN 112034.

“It’s vital that we hear from the citizens in every county,” said Transportation Commission Chairwoman Kathy Connell. “Getting people to attend public meetings can be difficult. A telephone town hall is a new approach that allows CDOT to have these important discussions and people don’t even need to leave home.”

All town halls begin at 7 p.m. and are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, June 28 — Upper Front Range — Larimer, Morgan and Weld.

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