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Public Hearing on 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program

The DRCOG Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at its 1001 17th Street office in Denver. 
The hearing is an opportunity to comment on the draft 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and associated air quality conformity determinations. 
The TIP public hearing also serves as the public comment process for the FTA Section 5307 Programs portion of RTD’s Program of Projects (also referred to as RTD’s Mid-term Financial Plan).

Bike to Work Day June 26

The nation's second-largest Bike to Work Day event takes place throughout the metro area on June 26 this year. Bike to Work Day is organized by DRCOG's Way to Go team and a large group of planning partners, and happens each year the fourth Wednesday in June. More than 30,000 riders are expected to commute using two wheels that day, and hundreds of breakfast stations, water stations and after-work bike parties are planned throughout the region. Find more details here.

Call for letters of intent

DRCOG is now accepting letters of intent for the Community Mobility Planning and Implementation set-aside of the 2020–2023 Transportation Improvement Program for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The CMPI set-aside provides funding to support small area planning and small infrastructure projects that contribute to the implementation of key outcomes within Metro Vision and the Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan. Letters of intent can be submitted at any time to dwebb@drcog.org, but must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. June 14.

DRCOG honors Distinguished Service Award winners

DRCOG honored eleven individuals with Distinguished Service Awards, presented during its annual awards celebration May 3 at
the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.

“As the Denver region continues to grow at a rapid pace, we look to leaders who embody a collaborative
approach to addressing challenges and seizing opportunities,” said Douglas Rex, DRCOG’s executive
director. “Distinguished Service Award recipients exemplify this commitment.”

DRCOG awards highest honor to former Centennial mayor Cathy Noon

DRCOG presented its highest honor, the John V. Christensen Memorial Award, to Cathy Noon for her leadership of and advocacy for the City of Centennial, and for her outstanding track record of regional collaboration. The award was
presented during DRCOG’s annual awards celebration May 3 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.

DRCOG/CDOT Joint Notice of Funding Availability

The Colorado Department of Transportation Division of Transit and Rail and the Denver Regional Council of Governments are pleased to announce a joint notice of funding availability for 2020 transit capital, operating and mobility management projects in the greater Denver region.

2018 Annual Report issued

DRCOG has published its annual report for 2018, the first such report to be issued in five years. During the past year DRCOG welcomed new senior staff, moved to a new location, and embarked on a number of new partnerships to spearhead regional initiatives. Read all about it here

Area Agency on Aging creates new partnerships

DRCOG's Area Agency on Aging has been working with local partners recently to extend the reach of services into the community. Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains recently had two staff members become certified to provide State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) services, and can now provide a different location for clients to receive face-to-face appointments at its office. Learn more about SHIP and what it does here.

Bike to Work Day registration open for company coordinators, station organizers

Registration is open at biketoworkday.us for those wishing to lead a Bike to Work Day 2019 company effort or organize a station for riders. The June 26 event is expected to draw thousands of cyclists throughout the region, many of whom may be trying out a two-wheeled commute for the first time.

2019 Policy Statement on Federal Legislative Issues

DRCOG has issued its policy statement on federal legislative issues for 2019. DRCOG's legislative activity is generally focused on the proposals of special significance to the Denver region, or which would have a unique effect upon local governments in the region, and proposals that affect DRCOG as an agency or that would affect one or more of its programs. Read the statement here.