2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program Development Page

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Fiscal Year 2024-2027 TIP Call for Projects: Regional and Subregional Share – August 2022 through April 2023

From August to October 2022, DRCOG held the first call for projects (Regional Share call to program the fiscal year 2024-2027 TIP) to finish programming anticipated funding available for FY2022 through FY2027. 

If an applicant plans on submitting an application for either one of these calls (or the two previous calls for the FY2022-2025 TIP), they must have attended one of the two available training sessions held back in February 2022.  

Additional details regarding each call include the following:

*Currently Closed* Regional Share Call for Projects (Call #3) – August 22 – October 11 (announcement)

Schedule:  An overview of the entire anticipated FY2022-2027 Call for Projects schedule is located here.  In addition, DRCOG will provide each forum a detailed schedule to assist them.

Funding Availability:  $49,194,000 was available for this call, and consists of all available FY2025-2027 unallocated CMAQ, CRP, TA, and MMOF funding types, in addition to FY2024-2027 Surface Transportation Block Grant Funding (STBG).  Two tracks were utilized; an AQ/MM track and an STBG track.  Each track had a funding target; $21,477,000 for the AQ/MM track and $27,718,000 for the STBG track.  

Applications:  Two applications were used for this call; the STBG application and Air Quality/Multimodal application.  The questions for both applications were adopted by the DRCOG Board in January 2022.    

Project Type Submittal Limitations: For the AQ/MM application, the projects must be consistent with reducing congestion and/or improving air quality.  The STBG application expands eligibility from the AQ/MM application to include eligible 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 Director's on January 19, 2022.  

Data Resources:  A TIP Data Tool and other associated data to assist sponsors in filling out applications is available on the FY2024-2027 TIP data resources webpage.

Applications Received and Process to Evaluate:  The applications received are posted below.  A public comment period was open from October 13-26 and the comments received are included here.  DRCOG staff scored the projects and turned those scores and the public comments received over to a Project Review Panel.  The panel will meet the week of October 31 to make a recommendation to the DRCOG committees and Board.  Ultimately, the DRCOG Board took action to approve a suite of Call 3 projects.  These projects selected in call 3 will not be placed into the draft TIP until the new 24-27 TIP is developed and approved in August 2023.

2024-2027 TIP Regional Share (Call #3) Applications Received
Subregion Applicant Track Applications Received
Adams County Adams County STBG McKay Rd. Operational Improvements: 104th Ave. to 96th Ave. Preconstruction Activities
Thornton STBG 104th Ave. Capacity Improvements: Colorado Blvd. to South Platte River (supplemental material)
Aurora STBG Peoria St. Bridge Replacement over Sand Creek: Preconstruction Activities
Arapahoe County Arapahoe County STBG High Line Canal Trail Underpass at Broadway (supplemental material)
Arapahoe County AQ/MM High Line Canal Trail Underpass at Quebec St. (supplemental material)
Boulder County Boulder AQ/MM SH-119 BAT Lanes: Boulder and Longmont (supplemental material)
Boulder County STBG SH-119 & Niwot Rd. BRT and Bikeway Improvements (supplemental material)
Boulder County AQ/MM SH-7 Transit Operations: Boulder to Brighton (supplemental material)
Broomfield Broomfield STBG SH-7 Corridor Multimodal Improvements: Preconstruction Activities (supplemental material)
Denver Denver AQ/MM South Platte River Trail Improvements: Bayaud Ave. to Phil Milstein Park (supplemental material)
Denver STBG Pena Blvd. Managed Lane: I-70 to E-470: Preconstruction Activities (supplemental material)
Denver STBG Alameda Ave. Bridge Replacement at BNSF: Kalamath St. to Cherokee St.: Preconstruction Activities (supplemental material)
Doulgas County Castle Rock STBG I-25 & Crystal Valley Pkwy. Interchange (supplemental material)
Jefferson County Jefferson County STBG Peaks to Plains Trail: Central Clear Creek Canyon Segment (supplemental material)
Wheat Ridge STBG Ward Rd./BNSF Grade Separation: Preconstruction Activities (supplemental material)
SW Weld County Erie AQ/MM SW Weld County Transit First and Last Mile Study
N/A CDOT STBG Federal BRT: Englewood Station to Wagon Rd. Park-n-Ride – Preconstruction
RTD AQ/MM Light Rail Level Boarding Feasibility Study (supplemental material)
RTD STBG New Bus Maintenance Facility Planning Study (supplemental material)

*Currently Closed* Subregional Share Call for Projects (Call #4) – Open November 28 to January 27, 2023 (announcement)

Schedule:  An overview of the entire anticipated FY2022-2027 Call for Projects schedule is located here.  In addition, DRCOG will provide each forum a detailed schedule to assist them.

Funding Availability:  DRCOG has $192,333,000 to be available for this call.  The call will consist of all available FY2025-2027 unallocated CMAQ, CRP, TA, and MMOF funding types, in addition to FY2024-2027 Surface Transportation Block Grant Funding (STBG).  The target for each subregion and each track is as follows:

Adams County Subregion:  STBG $16,732,000  AQ/MM $12,964,000; Arapahoe County Subregion:  STBG $20,167,000  AQ/MM $15,626,000; Boulder County Subregion:  STBG $10,750,000  AQ/MM $8,329,000; Broomfield City/County Subregion:  STBG $2,644,000  AQ/MM $2,049,000; Denver City/County Subregion:  STBG $26,247,000  AQ/MM $20,337,000; Douglas County Subregion:  STBG $11,238,000  AQ/MM $8,707,000; Jefferson County Subregion:  STBG $17,881,000  AQ/MM $13,854,000; and SW Weld County Subregion:  STBG $2,709,000  AQ/MM $2,099,000

ApplicationsTwo applications were used for this call; the STBG application and Air Quality/Multimodal application.  Both were adopted by the DRCOG Board in January 2022.  The application were:

Adams County Subregion:  STBG application and AQ/MM application; Arapahoe County Subregion:  STBG application and AQ/MM application; Boulder County Subregion:  STBG application and AQ/MM application; Broomfield City/County Subregion:  STBG application and AQ/MM application; Denver City/County Subregion:  STBG application and AQ/MM application; Douglas County Subregion:  STBG application and AQ/MM application; Jefferson County Subregion:  STBG application and AQ/MM application; and SW Weld County Subregion:  STBG application and AQ/MM application

Project Type Submittal Limitations: For this call, two applications will be used; one specific for STBG funding, and all the project types eligible for that funding, and another for air quality and multimodal projects.  These projects must be consistent with reducing congestion and/or improving air quality.  Notable project types that are not allowable under this application include roadway capital projects, roadway reconstruction projects, and bridge replacement/rehabilitation projects. 

Policy GuidanceThe Policies for TIP Program Development was adopted by the DRCOG Board of Director's on January 19, 2022.  

Data Resources:  A TIP Data Tool and other associated data to assist sponsors in filling out applications will be available when the call opens on November 28.  The FY2024-2027 TIP data resources webpage will be updated accordingly at that time to include this information.

Applications Received and Process to Evaluate:  The applications received are listed below, organized by subregion, track, and applicant.  A public comment period will be open from February 6 to 22 and the comments received will be posted here no later than Feb. 23.  Each forum will then review, scored, and recommend projects within their funding targets and return those recomendations back to DRCOG no later than March 15.  At that time, the call 4 recommendation will go through the DRCOG committees and Board.  Both the call 3 and call 4 recommendations will be placed within the draft 24-27 TIP.  That draft TIP will be the subject to a public hearing in July, before going through the final recommendation and approval process in late July and mid-August.

2024-2027 TIP Subregional Share (Call #4) Applications Received
Subregion Track Applicant Applications Received
Adams County AQ/MM   Adams County High Line Canal Trail Underpass at Colfax Ave.
Thornton 124th Ave. Multimodal Improvements: Claude Ct. to Colorado Blvd.
Thornton Big Dry Creek Trail: 136th Ave. to 144th Ave.
Thornton Colorado Blvd. Separated Bike Facility: 88th Ave. to E-470 - Design
Thornton Thornton Pkwy. Multiuse Path: I-25 to Grant St.
STBG Adams County Adams County Comprehensive Safety Action Plan
Adams County McKay Rd. Operational Improvements: 104th Ave. to 96th Ave. - Preconstruction
CDOT Federal Blvd. BRT- Preconstruction
Commerce City 88th Ave. Roadway Capacity Improvements: I-76 to SH-2 (Supplemental)
Thornton 104th Ave. Capacity Improvements: Colorado Blvd. to South Platte River - Preconstruction
Arapahoe County   AQ/MM Arapahoe County Easter Trail Study (Supplemental)
Arapahoe County High Line Canal Trail Underpass at Colfax Ave.
Arapahoe County High Line Canal Trail Underpass at Quebec St. - Preconstruction
Aurora 13th Ave. Multimodal Improvements: Yosemite St. to High Line Canal Trail - Design
Centennial Colorado Blvd. Multimodal Improvements: Arapahoe Rd. to Dry Creek Rd. (Supplemental)
STBG Arapahoe County    High Line Canal Trail Underpass at Broadway
Aurora Gun Club Rd. Multimodal Capacity Improvements: Quincy Ave. to Aurora Pkwy. - Preconstruction Activities    
Aurora I-225 & Alameda Ave. Bridge Replacement - Preconstruction
Centennial Havana St. and Easter Ave. Intersection Operational Improvements (Supplemental)
Littleton Bowles Ave. Corridor Study: Sheridan Blvd. to Santa Fe Dr. (Supplemental)
Littleton Santa Fe Dr. & Mineral Ave. Operational Improvements (Supplemental)
Boulder County AQ/MM Boulder 30th St. Multimodal Improvements - Colorado Ave. to Baseline Rd. (Supplemental)
Boulder Colorado Ave. Complete Streets Improvements: Folsom St. to Regent Dr. (Supplemental)
Boulder Folsom St. Multimodal Study: Pine St. to Colorado Ave. (Supplemental)
Boulder County Lafayette-Louisville-Boulder Protected Bikeway Feasibility Study (Supplemental)
Boulder County SH-93 Bikeway Feasibility Study: SH-170 to Jefferson County Line (Supplemental)
Boulder County Southeast Boulder County SuperFlex Demand Response Transit Service (Supplemental)
Erie Erie FlexRide Service (Supplemental)
Longmont SH-119 BAT Lanes: Nelson Rd. to Pratt Pkwy. – Design (Supplemental)
Longmont SH-66 Multi-use Path: Hover St. to Main St./US-287 (Supplemental)
Longmont US-287 & 21st Ave. Bike/Ped Underpass
Louisville Via Appia Way Multimodal Improvements: South Boulder Rd. to McCaslin Blvd. (Supplemental)
Superior McCaslin Multi-Use Underpass north of Rock Creek Pkwy (Supplemental)
STBG Boulder County Boulder County Vision Zero Safe Routes to School Action Plan (Supplemental)
Boulder County Boulder Countywide Strategic Transit Plan (Supplemental)
Boulder County Longmont to Boulder (LOBO) Trail - Jay Road Connection Multimodal Improvements (Supplemental)
Boulder County SH-119 Bikeway: Airport Rd. to Hover St. (Supplemental)
Boulder County SH-119 Bikeway: Foothills Pkwy. to Jay Rd. (Supplemental)
Boulder County SH-119 Bikeway: Niwot Rd. to Airport Rd. (Supplemental)
Boulder County South Boulder Rd. BRT Study: SH-7 & 119th St. to Broadway & Table Mesa Dr. (Supplemental)
Louisville SH-42 & South St. Bike/Ped Underpass (Supplemental)
Broomfield, City/County AQ/MM Broomfield Midway Blvd. Multimodal Improvements: Lake Link Trail to Zuni St. (Supplemental)
STBG Broomfield SH-7 Roadway Improvements: County Line Rd. to Sheridan Pkwy. - Preconstruction Activities (Supplemental)
Denver, City/County AQ/MM Denver High Line Canal Trail Underpass at Quebec St. – Preconstruction (Supplemental)
Denver High Line Canal Underpass at Yale Ave. (Supplemental)
Denver North Central Community Transportation Network Multimodal Improvements
Denver Northeast Denver Trails (Supplemental)
Denver S. Broadway Multimodal Improvements: 7th Ave. to 16th Ave. - Preconstruction
Denver Sheridan Blvd. Sidewalk: 48th Ave. to 52nd Ave. (Supplemental)
Denver South Platte River Trail Improvements: Mississippi Ave. to Florida Ave. (Supplemental)
STBG CDOT Federal Blvd. BRT- Preconstruction
Denver 15th St. Multimodal Improvements: Larimer St. to Central St. (Supplemental)
Denver Alameda Ave. Underpass Improvements: Kalamath St. to Cherokee St. - Preconstruction
Denver E. Colfax Ave. BRT
Denver Peña Blvd. Managed Lane: I-70 to E-470 – Preconstruction (Supplemental)
Douglas County AQ/MM Douglas County Colorado Blvd. Bike/Ped Bridge over C-470
Douglas County Douglas County Transit Pilot
Lone Tree I-25 and Lincoln Bike/Ped Infrastructure Connections (Supplemental)
STBG Castle Pines I-25 and Happy Canyon Interchange – Preconstruction (Supplemental)
Castle Pines Monarch Blvd. Bike Lanes: Winter Berry Pl. to City Limits (Supplemental)
Castle Rock I-25 and Crystal Valley Pkwy. Interchange (Supplemental)
Parker Lincoln Ave. and Pine Ave. Intersection Operational Improvements
Parker SH-83 and Hilltop Rd. Intersection Operational Improvements
Parker SH-83 and Main St. Roadway Operational Improvements - Preconstruction
Jefferson County AQ/MM Arvada 64th Pkwy Multimodal Improvements - East of SH-93 to Virgil Way (Supplemental)
Golden Golden Free Transit Program
Lakewood Morrison Rd. Path (Supplemental)
Lakewood Sheridan Blvd. Path: Jewell Ave. to Iowa Ave. (Supplemental)
Lakewood Wadsworth Blvd. Path Improvements (Supplemental)
Wheat Ridge 35th Ave. Multimodal Improvements: Sheridan Blvd. to Wadsworth Blvd. (Supplemental)
Wheat Ridge Tabor St. Multimodal Improvements: Clear Creek to I-70 Frontage Rd. North – Preconstruction (Supplemental)
Wheat Ridge Youngfield St. Multimodal Improvements: 38th Ave. to 44th Ave. (Supplemental)
STBG Golden 44th Ave. Reconstruction: BNSF/RTD Rail Crossing to Salvia St. – Preconstruction (Supplemental)
Golden US-6 & Heritage Rd. Multimodal Grade Separation – Preconstruction (Supplemental)
Jefferson County Peaks to Plains Trail - Central Canyon Segment: Big Easy Recreation Area to Rigor Mortis Rapids (Supplemental)
Lakewood West Colfax Ave. Safety Improvements: Teller St. to Sheridan Blvd. (Supplemental)
SW Weld County AQ/MM Erie Erie FlexRide Service (Supplemental)
Longmont WCR 26 Multiuse Trail
Mead Town of Mead Trails and Open Space Master Plan
STBG Broomfield SH-7 Roadway Improvements: County Line Rd. to Sheridan Pkwy. - Preconstruction Activities (Supplemental)
Erie I-25 Interchange and Multimodal Access Study: SH-52 to Erie Pkwy.
Erie SH-52 Intersection Safety Improvements - WC3, 5, 7, and I-25 - Design
Frederick WCR 13 and WCR 20 Intersection Operational Improvements (Supplemental)
Thornton 168th Ave. and Colorado Blvd. Roundabout - Design