CDOT UNVEILS NEW STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLAN WEBSITE

The Colorado Department of TransportationThe Colorado Department of Transportation
www.dot.state.co.us

October 22, 2013

Contact: Amy Ford – (303) 757-9362

Mindy Crane – (303) 757-9469

CDOT UNVEILS NEW STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLAN WEBSITE

*DENVER* – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a
new website in coordination with the development of the 2040 Statewide
Transportation Plan which identifies future needs for Colorado’s
transportation system and establishes a transportation vision for the
state. The website, http://coloradotransportationmatters.com/, is designed
to engage Coloradoans to help shape the future of our transportation system.

“The development of a successful SWP relies heavily on the participation of
not only our planning partners across the state, but the general public as
well,” said Michelle Scheuerman, CDOT Planning Section Manager. “This
website will make it easy for people to share their input so that we can
develop a plan that reflects the priorities and needs of all Coloradans.”

What is the SWP The site boasts a range of interactive features designed to answer the
three fundamental questions of what the SWP is, why it's important to
Coloradans, and how people throughout the state can get involved in shaping
it. Visitors will learn about how the statewide plan serves as a framework
for deciding how to invest limited funds in the transportation system, why
CDOT is focused on maintaining its existing assets in the short-term while
still looking ahead to the next 25 years, and how the public can play a
vital role in the plan development process.

Visitors will discover the opportunities and challenges facing Colorado'sThe Colorado Department of Transportation
transportation system and provide their own perspectives through
commenting, uploading photos, or attending in-person meetings. At the same
time, users will gain an understanding of the financial practices and
organizational policies that CDOT has adopted to stretch resources and meet
statewide needs. Visitors to the site may also access a wealth of
information on local planning processes, upcoming meetings and events, and
geospatial data on the state’s economy, environment, and transportation
system that can help inform their active participation in the process.

The website will serve as a central point of contact for CDOT, its planning
partners, and the public at large as the plan develops between now and the
spring of 2014. Check back often to learn about new developments and
provide your input on the direction of the plan as additional interactive
multimedia features are added along the way. Your input is critical in
developing Colorado’s transportation vision for the future!

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