What's the state of traffic in the metro area? DRCOG has released its 2017 Annual Report on Traffic Congestion in the Denver Region. Find out what how travel in the region has changed over the past year and how it stacks up against national trends here.
DRCOG's Area Agency on Aging was recently recognized by two local organizations for outstanding achievements. On Monday, Dec. 4, the Colorado Business Roundtable presented DRCOG with one of its Champions in Industry awards for taking "an innovative lead in addressing the growing trend of older adults who do not have access to basic living needs." The award recognizes the effort undertaken by DRCOG as a result of the grant awarded in 2017 by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare to help bridge the gap between medical services and community-based services.
The DRCOG Area Agency on Aging (AAA) receives federal Older Americans Act Title III funds and State Funding for Senior Services funds to support community-based service programs that benefit adults age 60 and older within the AAA’s eight-county region. Funding is awarded annually for up to two years beginning on July 1, 2019, and ending on June 30, 2021. This funding is subject to appropriations from the state and federal legislatures and may be reduced or canceled at any time.
The nomination period is now open for the Denver Regional Council of Governments' Metro Vision and John V. Christensen awards, as well as the Way to Go Champion awards. Each year, DRCOG recognizes the best in regionalism! Please help us identify the people, projects, programs and plans that have made the Denver region a great place to live, work and play. Nominations for DRCOG and Way to Go awards will be accepted until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2019.
DRCOG's Way to Go program has come to the end of another successful Go-Tober challenge! Fifty-eight companies throughout the metro area participated in this annual friendly competition to see which could get employees to log the most commutes by transit, carpool, on their bikes or their feet. Of those, more than 2,000 took at least one trip during the month of October using a method other than driving alone, and 1,899 made the goal of at least one day per week.
We’re living in a time where technology is rapidly changing and transforming the way we travel through a connected and digital-driven transportation network. DRCOG is pleased to be partnering with CDOT, RTD, and the Denver Metro Chamber to create the Mobility Choice Blueprint. Please take this brief quiz and be a part of the change you would like to see in your Mile High transportation future. Read more about the Mobility Choice Blueprint here.
DRCOG is excited to share a draft of the metro area’s first-ever regional active transportation plan. The Active Transportation Plan envisions a safe, comfortable and connected network, and highlights opportunities and implementation strategies to improve active transportation across the Denver region. Comments from the public are being accepted through Nov. 25; find information about how to submit comments here.
DRCOG is currently seeking applications for station area master plans and urban center studies. These planning actions create local visions and action strategies that ultimately assist in the implementation of Metro Vision, the region’s long-range plan for growth and development.
The open enrollment period for Medicare has begun. Between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Medicare users looking to make changes to their coverage can compare plans and adjust to better meet their current circumstances.
On Sept. 18 Colorado became the third state in the nation to be designated as age-friendly, joining AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. The recognition comes as part of the state’s introduction of Lifelong Colorado, an initiative that addresses the challenges of a growing population of older Coloradans. It aims to significantly increase the number of age-friendly cities and counties in Colorado.