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CDOT to host 'telephone town hall' Thursday on southern Colorado transportation issues

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The Colorado Department of Transportation will seek input on transportation issues of importance to residents in southeast and south central Colorado during a telephone town hall Thursday, August 15, at 5:30 p.m. The conversation is part of the agency’s Your Transportation Plan initiative that began earlier this summer to gather public feedback on transportation needs and improvements throughout Colorado.

An automated system will randomly call landlines inviting residents to participate in the conversation. Calls will be made to phones in Baca, Bent, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Park, Prowers, Pueblo and Teller counties. People who have a cell phone or do not receive a call can dial 855-710-6230 to participate.

A text-to-register feature is also available for cell phones. Text CDOTSE to 828282 to receive a cell phone call when the telephone town hall begins. An online live stream will also be available at

Panelists on the call will include Bill Thiebaut, CDOT Transportation Commissioner; Rocky Scott, CDOT Transportation Commissioner; Stephanie Gonzales, Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee representative for Southeast Colorado; and Karen Rowe, Regional Transportation Director for CDOT Region 2.

During the call, participants will have an opportunity to take part in live polling, ask a question, and share their thoughts about transportation needs and ideas for their area. The feedback gathered during this call will help guide the development of Colorado’s next transportation plan, which includes a 10-year series of projects across the state.

To learn more about Your Transportation Plan, take a quick survey, and find out about the statewide outreach and engagement being conducted, visit For direct access to the survey where Coloradans can provide input on transportation trends and issues that impact them the most, identify specific areas that need attention on an interactive map, and give feedback on CDOT’s transportation vision and goals, visit