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Phone survey will ask locals for their thoughts on transit

Aspen Times Staff Report

Valley residents are being asked to offer their opinions about the future of transportation in a phone survey that is being conducted for the Roaring Fork Railroad Holding Authority.

RFRHA has hired the National Research Center, a Boulder-based survey firm, to call 400 valley residents who will be randomly selected by phone interviewers. Results of the survey should be released in early April.

“We decided to do a phone survey because it is the best way to get a cross-section of the views of Roaring Fork Valley residents,” said Tom Newland, RFRHA’s executive director.

He said 400 people are being contacted “to ensure that the results are truly representative of the region.”

According to Newland, the survey is one way RFRHA is attempting to get citizens’ input on the Corridor Investment Study currently under way. The CIS will be used to make a decision about the long-term transportation needs in the valley, and the best use of the former Rio Grande Railroad right of way.


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