GRAND JUNCTION, Colo –
High costs of housing in popular tourist destinations often pushes local residents to city outskirts or surrounding rural areas causing the need for accessible and affordable mobility options.
Governor Jared Polis is urging U.S. Transportation and Federal administration to support projects that would boost mobility and economic growth across the state.
Among the over one hundred grant applications in the state, Grand Junction Regional Transportation is promoting a mobility hub.
The mobility hub will provide a single point access station that will make transportation across the Grand Valley affordable and accessible.
“There is a strong connection between the economy and transportation and this mobility hub is giving people other options,” Dana Brosig, Director of Regional Transportation Planning said. “There will be strong pedestrian bike connections so that people can bike and walk and kind of use a mixture of transportation options.”
This grant combines the Grand Junction mobility corridor improvements, Glenwood Springs Main Street project, and Rifle park-n-ride expansion.
All programs are working on a regional approach to make travel safer, more accessible, and more active along I-70 in Western Colorado.