Comment By Stephanie Thomas
For Regional Transportation Plan, Metro Vision
Comment We very much support the proposed amendments to Metro Vision 2035 submitted by the City of Boulder and Boulder County regarding energy, climate change, and sustainability. It is imperative that DRCOG include the impact of various growth and transportation scenarios on the reduction of VMT and CO2 emissions in the 2035 plan update, and not wait for the 2040 update. We also support the proposed amendments to the RTP proposed by Boulder and Boulder County, adding criteria for climate change, energy conservation and fiscal sustainability as performance measures for transportation investments and increasing emphasis on alternative mode use, TDM strategies, etc. It is time for the DRCOG Board to take these issues seriously in its planning process and the proposed amendments are a good way to do this.
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