Press release from RTD-FasTracks. Click here for the original release.

Forums give the public opportunities to ask questions, participate in polls

rtdDENVER, Oct. 14, 2013—The Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors will host a series of live telephone town hall meetings with constituents between Oct. 24 and Nov. 13.

Residents in each of RTD’s 15 districts will be called at random through an automated system and invited to take part in the public telephone forums. Those who choose to join in can learn the latest about bus and light rail service, RTD’s FasTracks transit expansion program and other projects. The dial-in number for all of the meetings is: 1-877-229-8493, PIN No. 112070.

These interactive calls will reach out to some 450,000 people across the Denver metro area and allow board directors to converse with community members. Residents simply stay on the line after answering their phones and will be connected to the meeting automatically.

Anyone who doesn’t receive a call, but wishes to participate, can dial into the toll free number listed above. During the session, participants can ask their elected board member questions and use their keypad to answer live polls.

The schedule for the 2013 telephone town hall meetings is:

“The response to our telephone town halls in the past was very positive,” said Board Chair Lorraine Anderson. “Not everyone can come to a public meeting, so this allows us to tap into technology to go straight to the people in the comfort of their homes.”

  • Oct. 24, 6:15 p.m. — RTD Board Chair Lorraine Anderson, District L, which covers north Jefferson County, including Arvada and Golden.
  • Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. — Director Chuck Sisk, District O, which covers Boulder County.
  • Oct. 28, 6:15 p.m. — Director Larry Hoy, District J, which incorporates a large portion of Westminster, all of Federal Heights, portions of Arvada, Northglenn, Thornton and portions of unincorporated Adams and Jefferson counties.
  • Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. — Director Judy Lubow, District I, which covers Longmont and parts of Boulder, Broomfield, Adams and Weld counties.
  • Oct. 30, 6:15 p.m. — Director Paul Solano, District K, which includes parts of Thornton, Brighton, Northglenn, Commerce City, Federal Heights and unincorporated Adams County.
  • Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. — Director Bruce Daly, District N, which includes western Jefferson County, including Conifer, Evergreen, Lakewood, Littleton and the bulk of the county’s unincorporated southwestern area.
  • Nov. 4, 6:15 p.m. — Director Bill James, District A, which includes Denver, Glendale and a portion of Arapahoe County.
  • Nov. 6, 6:15 p.m. — Director Angie Rivera-Malpiede, District C, which includes northwest Denver and parts of southern Adams County and eastern Jefferson County.
  • Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. — Director Jeff Walker, District D, which covers parts of Bow Mar, Denver, Englewood, Lakewood, Littleton and Sheridan.
  • Nov. 7, 6:15 p.m. — Director Gary Lasater, District G, which includes parts of Aurora, Centennial, Greenwood Village, Lone Tree and Parker and adjacent portions of Arapahoe and Douglas counties.
  • Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. — Director Kent Bagley, District H, which includes all or parts of Englewood, Littleton, Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Columbine Valley and Lone Tree.
  • Nov. 11, 6:15 p.m. — Director Claudia Folska, District E, which includes east Denver, western Aurora, eastern Greenwood Village, part of Centennial and parts of unincorporated Arapahoe County.
  • Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. — Director Tom Tobiassen, District F, which includes Aurora and part of Centennial in Arapahoe County.
  • Nov. 13, 6:15 p.m. — Director Barbara Deadwyler, District B, which includes northeast Denver and north Aurora.
  • Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. — Director Natalie Menten, District M, which includes Lakewood, Golden, and Wheat Ridge in central Jefferson County.

FasTracks is RTD’s voter-approved transit expansion program to build 122 miles of commuter rail and light rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit service, add 21,000 new parking spaces, redevelop Denver Union Station and redirect bus service to connect the eight-county district better. For more information, visit www.rtd-denver.com.