The Colorado Department of Transportation will seek input on transportation issues of importance to residents in the intermountain and northwest regions of the state during a telephone town hall at 7 p.m. Thursday.

To invite citizens to join the conversation, an automated system will randomly call landlines of the following counties: Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, Lake, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit. Residents who have a cell phone or do not receive a call can dial (855) 710-6230 to participate, according to a CDOT news release.

A text-to-register feature also is available for cell phones. Residents can text CDOTNW to 828282 to receive a call to their cell phone when the town hall begins. Residents also may listen live, online, via

Panelists will include: Kathy Hall, CDOT commissioner; Heather Sloop, statewide transportation advisory committee representative for northwest Colorado; and Michael Goolsby, regional transportation director for CDOT Region 3, the release states.

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 will help guide the development of Colorado’s next transportation plan, which includes a 10-year pipeline of projects statewide.

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. To learn more about Your Transportation Plan, take a quick survey and find out about the statewide outreach and engagement being conducted, visit