Telephone Town Halls Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation

CDOT-logo-Proper SizeDENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) 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.   

Beginning 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.  Coloradoans 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.

“In crafting a statewide vision for transportation in Colorado it’s vital that we hear from all Coloradoans in every county,” said Transportation Commission Chairman Doug Aden.  “Historically, CDOT has had difficulty getting citizens to attend public meetings so this new approach allows us to have these important discussions and people don’t even leave home.”

During the session, participants will be able to ask questions and discuss local issues with their transportation commissioner.  In addition, people will be able to use their keypad to answer live polls during the forum.

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

Date Region Covering These Counties
Wednesday, April 02 Gunnison Valley Delta, Gunnison, Ouray, Montrose, San Miguel, Hinsdale
Tuesday, April 08 San Luis Valley Chaffee, Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla


Thursday, April 10 Eastern Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma, Kit

Carson, Cheyenne, Lincoln, Elbert



April 22



Dolores, Montezuma, La Plata, San Juan, Archuleta
Thursday, April 24 Southeast Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, Bent, Prowers, Baca
Thursday, May 01 Intermountain Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, Lake, Summit
Tuesday, May 06 South Central Huérfano, Las Animas
Thursday, May 08


Central Front Range Park, Fremont, Custer, Teller, El Paso
Tuesday, May 13 Northwest Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Grand, Rio Blanco
TBD Upper Front Range Rural Larimer, Weld, Morgan
Tuesday, May 20 Denver Area Counties TBA
Wednesday, May 28 Denver Area Counties TBA
Thursday, May 22 North Front Range MPO Weld and Larimer

June 24

Pikes Peak MPO El Paso and Teller
Thursday, May 29 Pueblo MPO Pueblo
Tuesday, June 03 Grand Valley Mesa



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