CDOT looks for public input

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Making your way to the Front Range could be getting a lot easier very soon and the Colorado Department of Transportation rolled into Grand Junction Wednesday to find out what else Mesa County transit needs.

Every four to five years CDOT is required to make a statewide transit plan to determine what each region of the state needs to improve it's public transportation.

Their Transit and Rail Division has spent the last year traveling across the state to get the public's input.

"We are trying to create a big picture of what transit is like in the state," says CDOT Senior Planner for the Transit and Rail Division. "Make those connections so people can get from one side of the state to the other."

Included in that picture, the Inter-Regional Express, a bus service that will connect Glenwood Springs, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs to Denver.

But that's only phase one of the bus service, the next phases will include the Western Slope, all because of the public input they've received.

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