Statewide Transit Plan
The Division of Transit and Rail (DTR) within the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has initiated the process of developing the Department’s first Statewide Transit Plan. Using the Plan as a foundation, CDOT will be able to implement policies and strategies for funding enhanced 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, relieve congestion, promote environmental stewardship, and improve coordination of service with other providers in an efficient, effective and safe manner.
Consistent with state law, DTR is responsible for the development of “a statewide transit and passenger rail plan that shall be integrated by the department as an element of the Statewide Transportation Plan. The plan shall identify local, interregional, and statewide transit and passenger rail needs and priorities.” In 2010, DTR took the first step in achieving this requirement with the development of the Colorado State Freight and Passenger Rail Plan, adopted by the Colorado Transportation Commission in March 2012. The next step for the Division is to develop a Statewide Transit Plan.
Read and Comment on the Draft Statewide Transit Plan Now!
DTR is pleased to announce that a Draft of the Statewide Transit Plan is now available for a 30-day public review and comment period. The comment period is from December 5th to January 4th.
The Statewide Transit Plan provides a big picture look at transit throughout the state incorporating information and recommendations from several other plans and studies, including the Regional Transit Plans. This Plan will serve as guide for CDOT and its partners in making decisions on implementing and funding transit projects that facilitate mobility for Coloradans, minimize duplication of services, leverage limited funds, and improve coordination of services in an efficient, effective and safe manner.
The Plan can be access at the following website: http://coloradotransportationmatters.com/other-cdot-plans-old/transit/plan-documents/
Comments on the plan can be submitted electronically via the website using the online comment form.
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