Transportation Matters


 Transportation Matters is a bold initiative to spark critical conversations surrounding the transportation funding shortfalls in the northwest metro region.

Whether you work, live or play in the northwest metro region, our community is a vibrant hub of economic activity and innovation. Our current transportation network is falling behind our economic progress. Currently, there is a funding shortfall of over nine billion dollars with no promises of funding in the foreseeable future. Commuting Solutions, in partnership with the US 36 Mayors & Commissioners Coalition, cities across the northwest metro region, Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Partners are proud to introduce Transportation Matters. Transportation Matters is an effort dedicated to engaging businesses in the maturing conversation surrounding our multi-modal future.

Transportation Matters aims to close the knowledge gap surrounding transportation funding, while encouraging businesses to actively participate in achieving our multi-modal future.

Every day, workers waste an average of 20.4 minutes in traffic. Not only is traffic reducing employee productivity, but currently transportation related costs are the second highest household expense after housing. Traffic jams aren’t the only reason employees are being held up; congestion is becoming a drag on job growth throughout the northwest metro region. With the US 36 Express Lanes project now complete, we do not anticipate additional funding to help achieve our multi-modal vision for the foreseeable future.

Transportation Matters invites private sector stakeholders to engage in the transportation conversation by sharing the transportation needs of their employees and businesses.

Whether you’re a corporation who enjoys the Colorado lifestyle or a small business owner whose lived in the community for decades, your input is critical! Transportation Matters is focused on learning more about not only the local and regional needs that matter to your employees, but also why they are important to you.

Transportation Matters: Transportation Town Halls

The Transportation Matters: Transportation Town Halls provide a forum for all sectors to come together to discuss local and regional transportation projects that matter most to their business. The town halls provide a brief presentation highlighting the transportation funding gap and projects currently on a draft project list. After the brief presentation, town hall attendees will have the opportunity to provide input to local and regional projects that impact their business.

Unable to attend the Transportation Town Hall in your community? Participate online by reviewing the presentations for your community and participating in our brief survey!

Community Date Time Location Register Today Participate Online
Erie 3/20/18 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Erie Community Center, 450 Powers Street, Erie  Erie Transportation Town Hall PowerPoint 

Erie Transportation Town Hall Projects

Erie Transportation Town Hall Survey

Lafayette, Louisville and Superior 4/3/18 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Rd, Lafayette  Coming soon!
Boulder 4/16/18 8:00-9:30 a.m. Boulder Chamber, 2440 Pearl Street, Boulder Coming soon!
Broomfield 4/25/18 7:30-9:00 a.m. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield Coming soon!
Longmont 5/15/18 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd, Longmont Coming soon!