DRCOG has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Denver region since 1977, acting as a forum for a collaborative transportation planning process. DRCOG has been involved in the region's transportation planning even longer – the organization's first official action after its 1955 founding endorsed the construction of I-70 West.
Today, through DRCOG, almost 60 local governments are represented in a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process for all modes of transportation in the region along with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Regional Transportation District (RTD), the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC), and others. Ongoing planning addresses both short-term needs through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the long-term vision for the region presented in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Metro Vision. The Unified Planning Work Program details the activities of the transportation planning partners. DRCOG's transportation planning process supports Metro Vision while incorporating state and federal practices and regulations.
Transportation planning for the Denver region is a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive process. To learn more, read Transportation Planning in the Denver Region.
DRCOG is committed to meaningful public engagement. This includes public engagement and participation in transportation and personal mobility planning. Click here to learn how to get involved. DRCOG's Public Engagement Plan can be viewed here.
Looking to the Future - Mobility Choice Blueprint
The Mobility Choice Blueprint is a collaborative strategy to help the metro Denver region identify how to best prepare for and invest in the rapidly changing technology that is revolutionizing transportation mobility. A unique planning and funding partnership of DRCOG, CDOT, RTD and the Denver Metro Chamber created the Mobility Choice Blueprint – a coordinated strategic direction for the evolving mobility of the region related to walking, bicycling, driving and transit. The 2030 Blueprint analyzed travel trends and technologies in the region, explored and evaluated various technologies and their implications for mobility and created new planning and implementation partnerships. Read more about it by downloading the report and summary here. Partners that developed the Mobility Choice Blueprint have come together to establish the Advanced Mobility Partnership to work together to implement tactical actions from the plan.