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.