include the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority maintenance facility
expansion in Glenwood Springs to meet expected 60 percent population growth
in the valley. Ms. Rajewski indicated that the project will assist
in mitigating the impacts of higher housing cost burdens by providing reliable
and affordable transportation.
Ms. Rajewski described SETrans a regional transportation coordinating council,
including Baca, Crowley, Kiowa, Bent, Otero, and Prowers counties. The
council is working on Commercial Driver License training and testing programs
through partnerships in the counties, Ft. Lyon, City of LaJunta, and local
workforce coordinators to provide a pipeline for transportation drivers.
The council is also working on transit connections from new housing
to over 200 jobs at prisons in Olney Springs and Las Animas.