What is the TIP and why does it matter?
Transportation projects funded with federal sources are required to be selected through a competitive, regional process. Our shared regional transportation system affects all of us every day, and improving the system can improve our lives. The TIP process selects and funds projects that are important and valuable not only to us as a region, but also to each local government. It’s also how our region implements the fiscally constrained long-range transportation plan by identifying the federally funded transportation projects planned for the Denver region over a four-year period.
How was the draft TIP developed?
For this TIP cycle, DRCOG introduced a new dual model project selection process approved by the Board of Directors. This process had two project selection elements - Regional and Subregional. For both shares, a subregional forum was responsible for submitting projects, programs or studies to the DRCOG Board for consideration. Each DRCOG member government was invited to participate on their county’s subregional forum. CDOT and RTD were invited to participate as non-voting members, as well as other eligible stakeholders.
In the Regional Share, projects were awarded funding that have a regional transportation benefit that implements elements of our shared future vision as a region. A project review panel with equal representation throughout the region selected and recommended these projects to the DRCOG Board in September.
Within the Subregional Share, funding targets were set for each county for project prioritization and recommendations to the DRCOG Board. Each of the county subregional forums then added criteria specific to their subregional application accounting for local values. Since February 2018, more than 150 forum meetings to determine these recommendations were held throughout the region, covering all eight subregions. All forum meetings were open to the public.
You can review all of the project applications and find more information about the TIP on this page.
Review the document here: 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program Public Hearing Draft or explore the projects using our interactive map. You can also review draft air quality conformity documents, Denver Southern Subarea 8-hour Ozone Conformity Determination and CO and PM10 Conformity Determination.
How to share your thoughts
There are several ways for you to share your thoughts about the draft 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program:
Submit a comment on our map: Click on the interactive map below to check out the projects that have been proposed and submit a comment directly in the map. It is a quick and easy way to tell us what you think about the specific projects.
Submit written comments via email or mail: You may submit written comments before 5 p.m. on July 17 to Lisa Houde at firstname.lastname@example.org or to DRCOG Chair, 1001 17th Street, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202.
Submit written comments directly on this page: Comments may also be submitted using the form below. DRCOG's Board of Directors will receive all written comments as part of the public hearing record.
Come speak at the meeting: Please attend the public hearing July 17 at 6:30 p.m. to share your comments in person. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Lisa Houde at email@example.com or 303-480-5658.
Auxiliary aids or services: Attendees with disabilities are asked to notify DRCOG at least 48 hours in advance of the need for auxiliary aids or services by calling 303-480-6701 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.