Public Meeting: Federal Transportation Planning Certification Review of the Denver-Aurora Metro Area

Event Details

1290 Broadway
Independence Pass Conference Room, 1st Floor
Denver, CO 80203
United States

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

  • Transportation
  • The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will hold a public meeting in conjunction with their quadrennial review of the transportation planning process in the Denver-Aurora metro area as administered by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).


    The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015 requires the FHWA and the FTA to review and certify the transportation planning process in metropolitan areas with populations of 200,000 or more every four years. The FHWA and the FTA conduct this review in accordance with the joint planning regulations contained in 23 CFR Part 450 subpart C – Metropolitan Transportation Planning and Programming. This public meeting is held to provide interested parties an opportunity to express comments on the transportation planning process and how it is addressing the transportation needs of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area.

    Major elements of the review include, but are not limited to, the organization and management of the transportation planning process, cooperation between the Colorado Department of Transportation, DRCOG, RTD, and other partners, federal planning factors, public participation, congestion management process, plan development, project prioritization and selection, programming, monitoring and evaluation, financial planning and accountability, civil rights, freight planning, air quality, safety, travel demand modeling and forecasting, intelligent transportation systems, and the management and operations of the transportation network.
    You may also submit your comments in writing or voiced directly to either Federal Review Team member by April 4, 2016:

    Aaron Bustow
    Federal Highway Administration
    12300 West Dakota Ave., Suite 180
    Lakewood, CO 80228-2583
    Kristin Kenyon
    Federal Transit Administration
    1961 Stout Street, Suite 13301
    Denver, CO 80294-3007

    Individuals in need of auxiliary aids or services, such as interpretation services or assisted listening devices, are asked to contact DRCOG at least 48 hours in advance of this meeting by calling 303-480-6744 or emailing