Transit and Rail Program
The Division of Transit and Rail was created by state legislation in 2009. The Division is responsible for the planning, development, operation, and integration of transit and rail into the statewide transportation system. This is consistent with CDOT’s mission of providing “the best multimodal transportation system for Colorado that most effectively and safely moves people, goods and information.”
In addition, the Division will work in coordination with other transit and rail providers to plan, promote, and implement investments in transit and rail services statewide. To accomplish this, the Division developed the Colorado State Freight and Passenger Rail Plan approved by the Colorado Transportation Commission in March 2012. With the development of the State Rail Plan, CDOT is now eligible for Federal Railroad Administration funds.
A Statewide Transit Plan and Regional Coordinated Transit Plans for the rural areas of the state are currently under development. These plans will identify local, interregional, and statewide transit and passenger rail needs and priorities. Both of these required plans will be integrated into the long-range Statewide Transportation Plan.
Other responsibilities of the Division include:
The Transit and Rail Division is integral in providing a multimodal transportation system to meet Colorado’s transportation challenges now and in the future.
Primary functions of the Division included:
The Division currently has several studies either underway or soon to begin. These include the:
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Transit and Rail News
January 10, 2014