Transit and Rail Program
The Division of Transit and Rail (DTR) was created by state legislation in 2009 with the responsibility for the planning, development, operation, and integration of transit and rail into the statewide transportation system. DTR has an integral role in providing a multimodal transportation system to meet Colorado’s transportation challenges now and in the future. 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 partnership 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 and Human Services 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. An overarching goal of the Statewide Transit Plan is to develop a framework for creating an integrated transit system that meets the mobility needs of all Coloradans. Using the plan as a foundation, CDOT will be able to implement policies and strategies for funding transit services throughout the state. These transit services will facilitate mobility for the citizens and visitors of Colorado, offer greater transportation choice to all segments of the state’s population, improve access to and connectivity among transportation modes, help in relieving congestion, promote environmental stewardship, and improve coordination of service with other providers in an efficient, effective and safe manner.
Both the State Freight and Passenger Rail Plan and the Statewide Transit Plan will be integrated into the long-range Statewide Transportation Plan.
Other responsibilities of the Division include:
Primary functions of the Division include:
The Division currently has several studies either underway or soon to begin. These include the:
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Transit and Rail News
July 11, 2014