Who is your company’s transportation rep?
The development of a successful Transportation Demand Management program for the Glenwood Springs area relies heavily on the support of the community’s businesses, organizations, residents and workers. Program and service development must be based on the specific dynamics and recognize the particular needs of the Glenwood Springs community.Glenwood’s stakeholder group is comprised of individuals who express an interest and willingness to be a part of the transportation evolution of Glenwood Springs.Glenwood Springs TDM/TRY Stakeholder members include Sebrina Hoffmeister, city of Glenwood Springs; Marianne Virgili and Lori Hogan, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association; Jim Arnold, Valley View Hospital; Sonya Hemmen, Re-1 School District; John Bosco, Hot Springs Lodge and Pool; Sue LaGiglia-Corsentino, Alpine Bank; Steve Beckley, Glenwood Caverns; Ralph Trapani and Karen Stufflebeam-Rowe, Colorado Department of Transportation.Dan Richardson, City Council; Bill Evans, Downtown Development Authority; Judy Osman, Garfield County; Lisa Porter, Glenwood Middle School; Merne Dragonette, Colorado Mountain College; Wendy Jo Haskins, U.S. Forest Service; Tom Hartert, Glenwood Meadows; Jennifer Moore, Glenwood Springs Mall; Susan O’Connell, Holiday Inn Express; and Bruce Christensen, Mountain Valley Developmental Services.These people are informed on transportation issues facing this community and are a part of the decision process for new TDM/TRY programs. If your company wishes to become a stakeholder, call 928-6027 or e-mail your name and your company’s name to firstname.lastname@example.org.The next TDM/TRY stakeholder meeting is set for Thursday, May 2, at Valley View Hospital. RSVP to 928-6027 by Monday, April 29. May’s agenda will focus on Bike to Work/School Week, May 11-17, and Bike to Work Days of May 17 and June 26.Today is Earth Day. Join millions of people and celebrate Car Free Day on Earth Day! Use Earth Day as a way to raise public awareness about sustainable transportation solutions in our community. As reported in the Earth Day Network Worldwide campaign, car-free days are a pattern break. They do not aim to take all cars off the streets as a long-term solution; instead, they encourage people to think about the impact of their transport choices and how cleaner, more effective forms of transportation can enhance our quality of life. Construction report for Glenwood SpringsThe Glenwood Springs Electric Department will be installing new fiber optic pipe down Palmer Avenue from 19th to 21st Street and pulling fiber at Eighth and School Street and down Devereux Road.This week, a contractor will do crack sealing on various city streets. The work will start at 23rd Street and progress to the north during the week. One-half of the street will be crack sealed at a time, including the parallel parking area. Streets will be signed “No Parking” and traffic will be one lane. After the sealer is applied, that portion of the street will be reopened an hour later. Working hours for arterial streets are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and for residential streets 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Eighth Street west of Pitkin Avenue remains closed for reconstruction, as will School Street for 200 feet south of Eighth Street. Temporary parking is available on the north side of Seventh Street west of the railroad tracks and along the railroad tracks west of the new Detention Center. Access to the back side of Glenwood Springs Elementary School and Vogelaar Park ballfield is from 7th Street along the railroad tracks. The Glenwood Canyon bike path is still officially closed for the winter season.Construction report for Highway 82Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., downvalley traffic will detour from Highway 82 at Gerbaz Way and use Lower River Road for 5.5 miles. Vehicles longer than 71 feet, wider than 8.5 feet and taller than 14.5 feet are required to wait at the CDOT checkpoint until 3 p.m. Upvalley traffic will use one lane of Highway 82. On Saturdays, traffic stops up to 10 minutes are possible in the upvalley or downvalley lane. More information is available at http://www.sh82.com.Cathy Tuttle is with the transportation team of Kaup/Tuttle, LLC, transportation consultants for the city of Glenwood Springs. For information, call 928-6027. Or e-mail to email@example.com. This column appears every Monday to explain how each person in our community can make a difference in our quality of life. Transportation Responsibility & You – one day at a time, one trip at a time!
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