On March 6, the Colorado Department of Transportation released its final request for proposals to design, build, finance, and operate the central I-70 project, one of the major development projects within the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative. There are four consortium finalists that will be competing for this $1.2 billion project. Notable aspects from this project for Family Environmental include:
-Significant opportunities to provide environmental and industrial hygiene services for a project local to our office and laboratory. The final environmental impact statement and record of decision, which outline the environmental challenges of this project, were issued shortly before the issuance of the RFP.
-A significant emphasis is provided in the central I-70 RFP for the winning consortium to provide workforce training and assorted programs to support disadvantages, small/emerging, and local (North Denver) business enterprises. Family Environmental's goal is to reach out and support those in our neighborhood that need a helping hand, and the I-70 project will provide us with a significant project to support our job training and placement efforts. Details of the CDOT workforce training provisions and mandates can be found at http://connect2dot.org/