2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Program Development

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FY 2022-2025 TIP Call for Projects: Regional and Subregional Share – January-September 2022

From January through June 2022, DRCOG conducted two calls for projects to program the FY2022-2025 TIP to programming anticipated funding available for FY2022 through FY2027.  Both call1 and 2 are outlined below.

If an applicant plans on submitting an application for the two additional future calls for the FY2024-2027 TIP, they must have attended one of the two available training sessions on February 10 and 16.  If you intend to submit an application during any of the calls, but were not able to attend a training, please contact us.  Training presentations can be found on the Data Resource page.

Additional details regarding each call include the following:

**CURRENTLY CLOSED** Subregional Share Call for Projects (CALL 2) – Opened May 2, 2022, and closed June 24, 2022 (call announcement)
 

Funding Availability:  As of late May 2022, DRCOG anticipates approximately $172,766,000 to be available for this call.  The call will consist of all available FY2022-2025 unallocated funding types, except Surface Transportation Block Grant Funding (STBG).  The target for each subregion is as follows:

  • Adams County Subregion:  $26,675,000, Arapahoe County Subregion:  $32,152,000, Boulder County Subregion:  $17,138,000, Broomfield City/County Subregion:  $4,215,000, Denver City/County Subregion:  $41,844,000, Douglas County Subregion:  $17,916,000, Jefferson County Subregion:  $28,506,000, and SW Weld County Subregion:  $4,319,000.

Application:  The base application available for this call is the same application used for the above Regional Share call, plus any subregion-approved added questions and/or weighting adjustments.  Individual applications for each subregion are available for download below.

Project Type Submittal Limitations: For this call, applicants must have submited projects that are consistent with reducing congestion and/or improving air quality.  Notable project types that are not allowable include roadway capital projects, roadway reconstruction projects, and bridge replacement/rehabilitation projects.

Policy Guidance:  The Policies for TIP Program Development was adopted by the DRCOG Board of Directors on January 19, 2022.  Staff has also developed a quick guide for easy reference to the call process. 

Data Resources:  A TIP Data Tool and other associated data to assist sponsors in filling out applications is located on the FY2022-2025 TIP data resources webpage.

Applications Received/Public Comments: The following eligible applications received are below.  DRCOG held a public comment period from July 1-20 to receive comments on the applications received.  The comments received can be viewed here

22-25 TIP Subregional Share (Call #2) Applications Received
Subregion Applicant Applications Received
Adams County   Adams County 120th Ave Safety and Multimodal Corridor Study - US-85 to Tower Rd.
Aurora Smith Rd. Multimodal Improvements: Peoria St. to Powhaton Rd.  (supplemental material)
Aurora Sidewalk Multimodal Access Improvements - Adams County
Bennett Kiowa Creek Trail - Central Segment
Bennett Kiowa Creek Trail - North Segment
Brighton Bridge St. Intersection Improvements: 22nd Ave. to 42nd Ave.
Commerce City    E. 64th Ave. Corridor Study: SH-2 to Quebec Pkwy.  (supplemental material)
Commerce City E. 88th Ave. Multimodal Improvements: I-76 to SH-2  (supplemental material)
Thornton Thornton Bike-Pedestrian Trail Study and Preconstruction Activities
Thornton Protected Bike Facility Study
Thornton 100th Ave. Multi-Use Path: Riverdale Rd. to W. Forest Circle
Westminster Federal Blvd. Bus Stop Improvements: 70th Ave. to 92nd Ave.
Arapahoe County    Arapahoe County    High Line Canal Trail Underpass of Broadway - Preconstruction Activities (supplemental materials)
Arapahoe County Arapahoe County Transit and Micromobility Study
Aurora Sidewalk Multimodal Access Improvements - Arapahoe County
Aurora Aurora Multimodal Transportation Master Plan
Bennett Kiowa Creek Trail - Arapahoe County Segment
Centennial Lone Tree Creek Trail Underpass of Arapahoe Rd.  (supplemental material)
Centennial Colorado Blvd. Multimodal Improvements: Arapahoe Rd. to Dry Creek Rd.  (supplemental material)
Centennial Arapahoe Rd. Sidepath Improvements: I-25 to Parker Rd.  (supplemental material)
Englewood Hampden Ave. Complete Streets Improvements: Broadway to Lafayette St. (supplemental material)
Englewood S. Broadway Complete Streets Improvements: Hampden Ave. to Belleview Ave. (supplemental material)
Littleton Broadway Corridor Communications Upgrade
Boulder County Boulder 30th St. Complete Streets Improvements: SH-119 to SH-7 - Preconstruction Activities (supplemental material)  
Boulder Baseline Rd. Multimodal Improvements: 30th St. to Foothills Pkwy. (supplemental material)
Boulder SH-93 & Broadway and SH-93 & Regent Intersection Improvements  (supplemental material)
Boulder County SH-119 and Airport Rd. BRT, Safety, and Mobility Improvements  (supplemental materials)
Boulder County SH-119 Commuter Bikeway: 63rd St. to SH-52 and SH-52 to Niwot Rd.  (supplemental material)
Boulder County Southeast Boulder County FlexRide  (supplemental material)
Commuting Solutions    SH-119 Corridor Branding and Wayfinding Study
Longmont Main St. and 21st Ave. Bike-Ped Improvements - Preconstruction Activities
Louisville SH-42 Multimodal Corridor Improvements - Preconstruction Activities (supplemental material)
Louisville Via Appia Way Buffered Bike Lanes - S. Boulder Rd. to McCaslin Blvd. (supplemental material)
Nederland Nederland Multimodal Transportation Plan
Broomfield Broomfield Airport Creek Trail Underpass at BNSF (supplemental material)
Denver Denver Buchtel Blvd. Complete Street and Evans Ave. Intersection Improvements  (supplemental material)
Denver Jewell Ave. to Evans Station Bike-Ped Bridge over Santa Fe Dr.  (supplemental material)
Denver E. Colfax Ave. BRT - Preconstruction Activities  (supplemental material)
Denver South Platte River Trail: Mississippi Ave. to City Limits - Preconstruction Activities  (supplemental material)
Douglas County Castle Pines Monarch Blvd. Bike Lanes (supplemental material)
Castle Pines I-25 Bike-Ped Overpass - Preconstruction Activities
Castle Rock Plum Creek Pkwy. and Perry St. Intersection Improvements  (supplemental material)
Castle Rock Downtown Castle Rock ADA and Active Transportation Improvements  (supplemental material)
Castle Rock Industrial Tributary Trail: Plum Creek Pkwy. to Plum Creek Trail  (supplemental material)
Douglas County Douglas County Integrated Transit & Multimodal Feasibility Study
Douglas County Colorado Blvd. Bike-Ped Bridge over C-470 - Preconstruction Activities
Douglas County C-470 Trail Bike-Ped Bridge over Broadway Blvd. - Preconstruction Activities  (supplemental material)
Lone Tree S. Havana St. Bikeway  (supplemental material)
Litttleton County Line Rd. Shared Use Path: Broadway to High Line Canal Trail
Parker Parker Rd. Multi-Use Path: East Side Gaps from Pine Rd. to Stroh Rd.
Jefferson County Golden Downtown Traffic Signal Upgrade  (supplemental material)
Golden W. Colfax Ave. Complete Streets Improvements: Zeta St. to Violet St. (Phase 3)  (supplemental material)
Jefferson County Jefferson County Bicycle Plan Implementation
Lakewood Wadsworth Blvd. and Morrison Rd. Intersection Improvements
Wheat Ridge Wadsworth Blvd. Shared-Use Path: 32nd Ave. to 35th Ave.  (supplemental material)
Wheat Ridge 32nd Ave. Bike Lanes at I-70  (supplemental material)
Wheat Ridge Ward Station Multimodal Access Improvements  (supplemental material)
Weld County Longmont County Line Rd.-Weld County Rd. 1 Buffered Bike Lanes: 17th Ave. to SH-66
Weld County Southwest Weld County Trail Study  (supplemental material)

 

Remaining Schedule:  Throughout July and into early August, each forum will individually score, discuss, and take action to recommend a suite of projects within their assigned funding target.  The DRCOG Board is anticipated to take action on each forum's recommendation in September.  All projects from calls 1 and 2 will then be placed into the current 22-25 TIP.

Following the two calls to program the current FY2022-2025 TIP, DRCOG will then open another Regional and Subregional call for projects (anticipated to begin in September 2022) to develop and program the new FY2024-2027 TIP.  

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**CURRENTLY CLOSED** Non-MPO Multimodal Transportation and Mitigation Options Funds (MMOF) Call for Projects – Opens May 2, 2022, and closes June 24, 2022 (call announcement)
 

Background:  DRCOG is anticipated to receive state MMOF funds from FY22-FY31.  The allocation from CDOT is for the entire DRCOG boundary, not just the MPO.  Therefore as done for the previous TIP, DRCOG will conduct a Call for Projects for communities within DRCOG, but outside the MPO boundary for FY22-27.    

Funding Availability:  As of the call opening, DRCOG anticipates $1,588,000 in state MMOF funds to be available to program to projects in FY23-27.  The total available for this call represents 1% of the MMOF funds DRCOG has available to program, which is the same percentage the non-MPO areas of DRCOG equal in total population, employment, and estimated VMT, as to DRCOG as a whole.  

Eligibility Sponsors and Match Requirements:  The following counties/municipal governments and regional agencies are eligible.  The local match minimums are also included:

  • Adams County (east of Kiowa Creek) (50% min. match)
    • Bennett (east of Kiowa Creek) (50% min. match)
  • Arapahoe County (east of Kiowa Creek) (50% min. match)
    • Bennett (east of Kiowa Creek) (50% min. match), Deer Trail (no match required)
  • Clear Creek County (25% min. match)
    • Empire (no match required), Georgetown (25% min. match), Idaho Springs (no match required), Silver Plume (25% min. match)
  • Gilpin County (50% min. match)
    • Black Hawk (no match required), Central City (25% min. match)
  • RAQC (Adams and Arapahoe Counties only, east of Kiowa Creek) (50% min. match)
  • CDOT (50% min. match)

Eligible Project Types:  The following project types are eligible for this call:

  • Capital or operating costs for fixed route and on‑demand transit, Transportation Demand Management programs, Multimodal mobility projects enabled by new technology, Multimodal transportation studies, Bicycle or pedestrian projects, Modeling tools, and Greenhouse gas mitigation projects that decrease VMT or increase multimodal travel.

Required TIP Training:  Project sponsors anticipating submitting an application(s) were required to attend a mandatory TIP submittal training workshop OR have attended a previous TIP training workshop back in February 2022.  The training for this call was held virtually on May 11, 2022.  The materials presented can be found on the data resources page. 

Application:  The application used for this call is based off the Board-approved application for the other ongoing calls that DRCOG is conducting.

Policy Guidance:  The Policies for TIP Program Development was adopted by the DRCOG Board of Directors on January 19, 2022.  Staff has also developed a quick guide for easy reference. 

Data Resources:  A TIP Data Tool and other associated data to assist sponsors in filling out applications is located on the FY2022-2025 TIP data resources webpage.

Applications Received/Public Comments: One application was received: Deer Trail Multimodal Path: US-40 from Pine St. to Burton Ave.

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**CURRENTLY CLOSED** Regional Share Call for Projects (CALL 1) – January 24, 2022 to March 18, 2022 at 3pm (call announcement)

Funding Availability:  DRCOG programmed $40.3 million to this call.  The call consisted of all available FY2022-2025 unallocated funding types, except Surface Transportation Block Grant Funding (STBG).

Application:  The Air Quality/Multimodal application used for this call is available here.  

Project Type Submittal Limitations: For this call, applicants submited projects that were consistent with reducing congestion and/or improving air quality.  Notable project types that were not allowable include roadway capital projects, roadway reconstruction projects, and bridge replacement/rehabilitation projects.

Policy Guidance:  The Policies for TIP Program Development was adopted by the DRCOG Board of Directors on January 19, 2022. 

Data Resources:  A TIP Data Tool and other associated data to assist sponsors in filling out applications is located from the FY2022-2025 TIP data resources webpage.

Applications Received/Public Comments:  The following eligible applications received are below.  Public comment was accepted from March 23 to April 6.  A summary of the comments received is here.

22-25 TIP Regional Share (Call #1) Applications Received
Subregion Applicant Applications Received
Arapahoe County    Arapahoe County    Santa Fe Dr. Corridor Multimodal Improvements
Centennial Arapahoe Rd. Multimodal Missing Gaps: I-25 to Parker Rd. (supplemental material)
Boulder County Boulder County SH-119 BRT Safety and Mobility Improvements: Jay Rd. and 63rd (supplemental material)
Boulder County SH-119 Bikeway Segments (supplemental material)
Boulder County SH-7 Transit Operations - Boulder to I-25 (supplemental material)
Broomfield Broomfield SH-7 Priority 1A Multimodal Improvements - Design (supplemental material)
Denver Denver East Colfax BRT - Design (supplemental material)
Denver South Platte River Trail: Gates Crescent Park to 38th - Design (supplemental material)
Douglas County Castle Pines I-25 and Castle Pines Pkwy Bike/Ped Bridge - Design
Lone Tree Lone Tree Mobility Hub (supplemental material)
Lone Tree S. Havana Bikeway: south of Ridgegate Pkwy to southern City Limits (supplemental material)   
N/A RTD Mobility as a Service
RTD Spare the Air

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Review, Scoring, and Recommentation:  Beginning March 21, a dozen DRCOG staff scored the submittals.  Those submittals, the weighted average scores, and the public comments received were turned over to a Project Review Panel who met twice the week of April 11 to make a funding recommendation to the DRCOG committees and Board.  On May 18, the DRCOG Board approved projects from call #1.  The Regional Share project recommendations will be combined with the Subregional Share project recommendations in September and then all projects will be amended into the 2022-2025 TIP.

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FY2022 Unallocated Funding - Wait List Project Selection Process (March 2022)

Due to the discovery of $87,644,000 in additional and unallocated FY22 funding, DRCOG staff began the process to select projects off the adopted wait list in the fall 2021.  After discussions with project sponsors, the DRCOG Board adopted a slate of 9 projects totaling $18,300,000 in March 2022.  The remaining unallocated funds will roll over to the Calls for Projects being conducted in 2022/2023.  The projects receiving DRCOG allocations have been captured as part of the March 2022 Administrative Modifications.

FY2022-2025 TIP Supplemental Wait List Call for Projects (Spring to Fall 2021)

This Call for Projects took place throughout 2021 to add additional projects to the wait lists.  The original announcement is located here. There was no funding available for this call.  The purpose for the call was to add an appropriate number of projects to the existing wait lists, so that if additional funding became available, projects could be funded.  Project submittals include:

Regional Share: Boulder County: SH-119 and 63rd Ave Transit Bypass LanesCastle Pines: I-25 and Happy Canyon Interchange: Preconstruction ActivitiesLone Tree: I-25 and Lincoln Ave Interchange: Final Design

Subregional Share (note: some subregions were ineligible to submit for this call)

Adams County Subregion:  Thornton: 88th Ave Corridor Study

Jefferson County Subregion:  Evergreen: Evergreen Lake Trail: Phase 2Golden: West Colfax Complete Streets: Phase 2Lakewood: Wadsworth & Morrison SB Accel Lane Operational Improvements

SW Weld County Subregion:  Mead: 3rd & Welker Intersection Operational Improvements