Regional CDOT transit plans now available to public

A vision of how transit will develop and progress through much of Colorado over the next several years now is available for viewing by the general public.

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s Division of Transit & Rail has released eight plans, covering Transportation Planning Regions (TPR) which includes most of the state’s rural areas.

For the next 30 days, the plans for the Upper Front Range – rural Larimer, rural Weld and Morgan counties — can be viewed online or at CDOT and TPR offices.

“We’ve been working on these plans for about 18 months and held numerous meetings around the state with stakeholders and the public to gather input for the plans,” said CDOT Project Manager Tracey MacDonald. “The plans identify transit needs and gaps in service and include an implementation plan to guide CDOT and its partners in the various regions about investing in transit improvements to meet the mobility needs of those who rely on or choose to use transit.”

All the individual regional transit plans will be integrated into the Statewide Transit Plan and then incorporated into CDOT’s Statewide Transportation Plan.

The Eastern TPR (Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties) will be released at a later date. Urban areas, which are part of Metropolitan Planning Organizations such as the Denver Regional Council of Governments, are preparing their own transit plans.

For more information on the Statewide Transit Plan, please visit the website at http://coloradotransportationmatters.com/other-cdot-plans/transit/plan-documents.

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