Transportation Commission gears up for ’06 |

Transportation Commission gears up for ’06

Transportation, Responsibility and YouLarry Heinrichs

Highway relocations, corridor studies, traffic-calming plans, trail seminars and transportation taxes are a few of the many conversations and articles concerning transportation you may have heard a lot about recently. Our transportation infrastructure, which includes our streets, highways, bridges, trails, sidewalks, crosswalks, an airport, and regional and city buses, is constantly subject to change and/or pressure to change. Since nearly every resident in the area is affected by some facet of our transportation infrastructure, changes must be carefully considered as they are implemented. A few years ago, the Glenwood Springs Transportation Commission was launched by City Council to assist them with any and all matters concerning transportation issues which directly affect the city. This commission is composed of seven volunteer citizens plus one alternate who meet once a month to review transportation activities, reports, and to perform functions concerning oversight of transportation issues as delegated by City Council. The transportation commission is in the process of creating a list of activities for 2006. This will include revisiting and documenting our role with City Council, reviewing and possibly updating the Long Range Transportation Plan that was originally created in 1999 and updated in 2003, and coming to agreement on a long list of transportation issues. We are a diverse group, representing many transportation points of view and priorities, and I believe that in our diversity lies our strength. Our work products and recommendations to City Council will be the result of well-discussed views and documented facts.A major portion of our efforts will be directed to communicating with the community to exchange views and undertake projects, and we are looking forward to defining that process and beginning to work with you in 2006.Meanwhile, take the time to drop us a line and let us know what you think. There is a transportation commission roster on the city’s Web site that lists the commissioners, with e-mail addresses. Just go to boards and commissions on the city Web site at, and then go to the transportation commission. Larry Heinrichs is the transportation commission chairman for Glenwood Springs. For additional information or questions regarding the city of Glenwood Springs Transportation Commission, please call 384-6437 or e-mail try@ci.glenwood-springs.

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