CDOT is about 2-months into its year-and-half long study as it prepares to form a new statewide transportation plan. CDOT Public Information Officer Bob Wilson says the 18-month long study will focus on Colorado’s public transportation needs, including the state’s more rural and remote regions. Wilson emphasizes that CDOT Planners are very aware of the challenges facing rural residents along the Western Slope in communities like Montrose, who sometimes struggle to make it to major urban areas with larger airports and medical treatment facilities.
Wilson says that alongside the Statewide Transit Plan is the development of the Local Transit and Human Service Transportation Coordination Plans for the state’s rural Transportation Planning Regions. The Local Plans will be integrated into the Statewide Transit Plan and the Regional Transportation Plans.
Both the Statewide Transit Plan and the Regional Transportation Plans will be integrated into the Statewide Transportation Plan currently being developed.