GOV. RITTER’S TRANSPORTATION PANEL EMBARKS ON STATEWIDE OUTREACH MEETINGS


Gov. Bill Ritter‘s Blue Ribbon Transportation Panel embarks tomorrow on a five-week, 25-meeting community outreach effort acrossColorado to raise awareness about Colorado‘s transportation funding crisis and engage the public in the debate over possible solutions.

 

Members of the panel will make presentations and solicit public input in every corner of Colorado, beginning this week with meetings in Lamar on Wednesday, Pueblo and Colorado Springs on Thursday and Limon on Friday.

 

“The strength of Colorado‘s economy depends in large part on our ability to fund and build a modern, 21st century transportation system,” Gov. Ritter said. “But as members of the Transportation Panel know, our roads and bridges are deteriorating and our major revenue sources are declining.

 

“These meetings will help educate the public about this ‘quiet crisis,’ as the panel has called it, inform them about why transportation is so important to our economy, and urge people to become part of the dialogue going forward,” Gov. Ritter said.

 

Here is a complete list of meetings:

 

Date, Day & Time

Location

Date, Day & Time

Location

September 24Wednesday,        1:00 p.m.

Lamar

Lamar Cultural Event Center

102 E. Parmenter

October 16   Thursday,           9:00 a.m.

Brush

Event Center


720 Ellsworth St

September 25Thursday,           9:00 a.m.

Pueblo            

Rawlings Public Library

Ryals Room


100 E. Abriendo Ave.

October 16   Thursday,       

2:00 p.m.

Greeley

Chamber of Commerce


902 7th Avenue

September 25Thursday,          2:00 p.m.

Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Area COG


15 South 7th St

October 17       Friday,                  9:00 a.m.

Fort Collins

Fort Collins Council Chambers,


300 Laporte Ave

September 26   Friday,                 9:00 a.m.

Limon

Hub City

Limon Senior Center

220 “E” Ave

October 17

Friday,             9:00 a.m.

Westminster

Adams County Economic Development , Inc


12050 Pecos Street, Suite # 200

October 2    Thursday,          9:00 a.m.

Castle Rock

Douglas County Admin Bldg


100 3rd Street

October 21       Tuesday,          

2:00 p.m.

Glenwood Springs   

Garfield County Courthouse      



108 8th St

. # 213

Hearing Room

October 2     Thursday,           2:00 p.m.

Denver Public Library


10 West 14th Ave

 Parkway

October 22

 Wednesday,    

 9:00 a.m.

Grand Junction

Two Rivers Convention Center


159 Main Street

October 3          Friday,            

9:00 a.m.

Aurora

Center Point Plaza

14980 East Alameda

October 22Wednesday,       2:30 p.m.

Montrose

“The Bridges”


2500 Bridges Circle

,

October 3          Friday,            

2:00 p.m.

Jefferson County

Jefferson County Admin Bldg

Commissioners Hearing Room


100 Jefferson County Pkwy

Golden

October 23      Thursday,            9:00 a.m.

Durango

La Plata County FairgroundsExtension Building


2500 Main Ave

October 8            Wednesday,   

9:00 a.m.

Longmont

Longmont City Hall

Council Chambers

Civic Center,


350 Kimbark St

October 23      Thursday,          4:00 p.m.

Alamosa

Alamosa Service Center


8900 Independence Way

October 8     Wednesday,     1:00 p.m.

Boulder

Boulder County Courthouse

Hearing room


1325 Pearl St

October 24           Friday,                 10:00 a.m.

Trinidad

Las Animas County Courthouse    


200 East 1st Street

October 9  Thursday,       

9:00 a.m.

Broomfield

City Council Chambers


One DesCombes Drive

October 29Wednesday        2:00 p.m.

Craig

City Hall


300 4th Street

October 15    Wednesday,   

1:00 p.m.

Sterling

Logan County Fairgrounds GaryDe Soto Building


1120 Pawnee Avenue

October 30   Thursday,       

9:00 a.m.

Steamboat Springs

Howelsen Hill Ski Area

Olympian Hall


845 Howelsen Parkway

 

 

October 30    Thursday        

3:00 p.m.

Frisco

County Commons

037 Peak One Drive

Mount Royal Room

 

For more information about Gov. Ritter’s Blue Ribbon Transportation Panel, click here or visit www.colorado.gov/governor, and click on the Transportation Panel link.