2050 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan

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As the Denver region continues its rapid growth, DRCOG is committed to continuing to improve the region’s transportation infrastructure. Join us and learn more about the 2050 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan (MVRTP), a comprehensive vision for improving how we get around.

Updated every four years, the plan includes:

• The region's long-range vision for regional transportation through 2050
• Identification of transportation infrastructure and services needs based on population and employment projections
• Information on how federal, state and local funds will be spent on transportation modes, projects and services
• Details on projects across all modes of transportation projects

Project Schedule

Development of the 2050 MVRTP began in the summer of 2019. The plan is expected to be adopted in spring 2021. 

Timeline of phases for MVRTP

Public Engagement

Input from the public will be instrumental throughout the development of the plan. DRCOG staff will conduct public engagement throughout the 2050 MVRTP process to ensure that the plan reflects the vision and priorities of the region's residents. The public can also provide feedback on the plan through an online engagement site developed to receive public input. Visit it here.

Phase 1

Throughout the summer and fall of 2019, staff conducted pop-up in-person outreach by attending events around the region and talking to residents about their transportation vision and priorities. Additionally, an online questionnaire was used to gather input on current conditions and the future state of transportation in the region.

Phase 2

DRCOG staff recently completed the second phase of engagement primarily using online tools due to the coronavirus pandemic. Scenario planning results were presented using a new online engagement site and residents were asked to "fund" different scenarios based on the findings of the scenario planning exercise and their transportation priorities.

Advisory Groups

Additionally, two groups have been established to gather additional feedback and guidance throughout the development of the plan:

Civic Advisory Group

DRCOG has convened a Civic Advisory Group to help guide the direction of the plan as it is developed. This group is intended to represent the diversity of communities and experiences in the Denver region and provide perspectives from people who have not been involved in the transportation planning process before. The group will meet approximately every other month throughout the plan process. Meeting materials are available below.

Youth Advisory Panel

DRCOG is also seeking the input of youth in our region and has created a new Youth Advisory Panel to provide feedback throughout the planning process. Panel members consist of representatives from our member governments' youth boards and commissions. The panel will meet five times during the plan development. Find meeting materials below.

Public Input Summaries

To see what input we have already received from the public through our in-person outreach events and online survey, visit the Phase One Engagement Summary. Results from the second phase are now available.

Scenario Planning

A major component of developing the 2050 MVRTP was the use of scenario analysis to better understand the relationship between the built environment, multimodal transportation strategies and mobility outcomes. Analysis of alternative scenarios can help the region's decision-makers explore the outcomes of different courses of action, informing the 2050 MVRTP as well as local plans for growth and development.

You can find a summary of the results in the Scenario Planning Technical Memo.

Share your thoughts

The draft of the 2050 RTP is now available for your review and comment! Visit our online engagement page to learn more about how you can provide input on the plan.