Regional Transportation Operations and Technology

The purpose of the Regional Transportation Operations & Technology (RTO&T) set-aside is to fund transportation technology and systems improvements that contribute to the implementation of key outcomes within Metro Vision and the Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan. The primary objectives of this set-aside are to:

  • Improve transportation system performance and reliability.
  • Improve transportation safety and security.
  • Improve bicycle and pedestrian accessibility.
  • Improve interconnections of the multimodal transportation system within and beyond the region for people and freight.

The FY 2020–2023 TIP established $5 million annually in federal funds for the RTO&T set-aside. It is estimated that at least $13 million remains and will be available for capital projects over the four-year period. The funding available can change depending on project savings that are returned to the pool.

FY 2020 – 2023 Call for Projects

DRCOG has opened a two-step call for projects: which is described below:

Step 1 - Application Workshop and Letter of Intent

A mandatory application workshop was conducted on April 22, 2020.

The submission deadline of 5 p.m. on May 13, 2020 to submit letters of intent has passed.

DRCOG staff are currently reviewing the submissions and preparing for the review meeting with applicants and stakeholders scheduled for June 3, 2020.

Step 2 - Full Application

DRCOG staff will invite applicants with acceptable letter(s) of intent to submit full applications after the Step 1 review meeting.

Applications can be submitted at any time to Jerry Luor. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. on July 8, 2020.

For specific information regarding eligibility rules and the selection process, please review the RTO&T Set-Aside Eligibility Rules and Selection Process.

For additional information about the RTO&T Set-Aside, please contact Greg MacKinnon.