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DRCOG awards $1 million in grants to six transportation demand management projects

The Denver Regional Council of Governments awarded $1 million in grants to six transportation demand management projects as part of a set-aside within the Transportation Improvement Program. Grants are for fiscal years 2024-2025. The purpose of the transportation demand management set-aside program is to support marketing, outreach and research projects to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.

Board of Directors approves Unified Planning Work Program for the Denver Region

The Denver Regional Council of Governments Board of Directors at its August meeting approved the $18 million Unified Planning Work Program for fiscal years 2024-2025. The program includes more than 120 transportation-related projects funded by federal transportation sources. It also serves as the management tool for scheduling, budgeting and monitoring planning activities.

The plan outlines activities to be conducted from Oct. 1, 2023 through Sept. 30, 2025.  The program's fiscal year corresponds with the federal fiscal year because the federal funds are used to fund the program. The organization's fiscal year starts July 1 of each year.

The program was prepared with input from the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation District and local governments.

Key priorities include:

• Assisting with planning and implementation activities related to greenhouse gas mitigation and regional bus rapid transit.

•Updating or amending the Americans with Disabilities Act Program Access Plan, the Regional Active Transportation Plan and the Regional Multimodal Freight Plan

DRCOG solicits project-based amendments to the 2050 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan

The Denver Regional Council of Governments has opened a cycle Amendment process and is currently soliciting project-based amendments to the 2050 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan. The call runs from Sept. 5 through Oct. 3. Following the receipt of project amendment requests, staff will contact project sponsors to discuss any further required details. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Alvan-Bidal Sanchez, regional transportation planning program manager.

Public comment open for draft 2024-2025 Unified Planning Work Program

DRCOG staff seeks public input on the draft 2024-2025 Unified Planning Work Program. The program is a federally required two-year outline of activities DRCOG will conduct in its role as the metropolitian planning organization for the Denver region.

Plan to attend DRCOG’s 2023 annual awards gala

Registration is now open for the 2023 DRCOG annual awards celebration. Under the theme “All in,” attendees will celebrate exceptional regional accomplishments and collaborations in the areas of transportation and personal mobility, growth and development, and aging and disability resources.

Denver region residents graduate from Civic Academy spring session

In June, more than two dozen Denver region residents completed DRCOG's Civic Academy. During the seven-week course, participants strengthened their leadership skills and increased their knowledge of civic issues affecting the Denver region, such as transportation, housing and economic vitality. Using a curriculum based on Metro Vision, the region's plan for livability, participants spent three hours a week learning from local subject matter experts and building relationships with other attendees.

Updated Framework for Transportation Planning now available

The Denver Regional Council of Governments has recently updated the Framework for Transportation Planning in the Denver Region. The document augments the metropolitan planning agreement by providing an overview of DRCOG, its role in regional transportation planning, and the various transportation planning products, programs and processes in the context of federal, state and regional requirements.

DRCOG unveils new Complete Streets prioritization analysis in the story map

Following the completion of the regional Complete Streets Toolkit, President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law.

This federal legislation, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, includes a requirement to develop a Complete Streets prioritization plan that identifies a specific list of Complete Streets projects to improve the safety, mobility or accessibility of a street.

DRCOG seeks participants for the spring Civic Academy

The application for the spring 2023 Civic Academy has been extended until March 31 . During the free seven-week program, participants learn from local experts and leaders, meet other interested residents and ultimately use what they learn to take action in the community. Sessions will be will be held at the DRCOG office on Tuesday nights from 6-9 p.m., April 18 - May 30. Click to apply for the spring 2023 Civic Academy.