The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is holding six telephonic town halls this month to provide a forum in which the public can voice questions and feedback about transportation issues in our state. The Town Hall scheduled for tomorrow, June 12th, at 5:30 p.m. will include El Paso County residents.
CDOT will call El Paso County residents at random through an automated system. Those participants who join the town hall will be able to listen and comment to CDOT commissioners and key personnel about the Department’s performance on
- Addressing Colorado’s transportation needs;
- Important projects or initiatives; and
If you do not receive a call, but wish to participate, you can still dial in by calling 1-877-229-8493 PIN 112034.
This is a great opportunity for the public to participate in shaping local government, but it’s important to know what CDOT’s function is before calling in with your comments. It is a common misconception that CDOT maintains local and residential roads. In fact, cities and counties are responsible for local and residential roads.
So what, exactly, is CDOT’s function?
CDOT functions to build and maintain interstates, US highways, and state highways. They do this by conducting snow and ice operations, roadway maintenance and preservation, and construction management. In addition, CDOT provides traffic monitoring, avalanche control, rockfall mitigation, transit development and grants, and traffic safety education covering the following topics:
- Impaired driving;
- Teen driving;
- Distracted driving;
- Work zone safety; and
- Seat belts.
If you plan to participate in the town hall, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with issues concerning Colorado Transportation Matters by checking out the CDOT website: https://www.codot.gov/programs/colorado-transportation-matters.
Why should we care about CDOT?
Safety on Colorado interstates and highways is an issue that concerns the vast majority of Coloradans. One way to increase Colorado motorist safety is to make thoughtful contributions at CDOT’s town hall meetings whenever possible. That’s why we encourage our community members to participate in shaping local government efforts to increase transportation safety.
Another way to increase safety on Colorado roads is to hold wrongdoers accountable when their negligence behind the wheel causes injury to other drivers and passengers. That’s our job as Colorado Springs Injury Attorneys. When you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another driver, call us at 719.634.0102 or contact us on the web by clicking this link to schedule your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.