By Paige Elliott
Special to The SUN
Transportation, the fourth report of the 2016 edition of the Southwest Colorado Index, is now available. This report provides an update on the regional transportation system. A balanced transportation system accommodates the safe movement of residents, tourists and goods through the region using an enhanced highway system, public transit, telecommunications, air service and trails.
The index takes a comprehensive look at specific topics in order to measure the overall economic, social and environmental health of the communities in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties (Region 9)