Regional Transportation Operations and Technology

The Regional Transportation Operations and Technology Set-Aside funds deployment of technology, tools, and coordinated system procedures.  These improvements assist public agency staff with the management of the multimodal transportation system. The Regional Transportation Operations and Technology Strategic Plan describes a vision of transportation systems across the region that are interconnected and collaboratively operated safely and reliably for all system users.

The goals of the strategic plan are to provide:

  • Safe operations – operational improvements to reduce crashes and achieve zero fatalities
  • Efficient, seamless travel – systems interconnected across jurisdictions and modes operated cooperatively
  • Travel time reliability – multimodal travel times monitored and managed cooperatively
  • Equitable access – all travelers have access to safe and reliable mobility options
  • Environmental sustainability – reduce energy consumption and harmful emissions

A list of 20 strategic initiatives is also identified in the strategic plan, which is subdivided into three priority groups for implementation.

The 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program policy identified $16 million in federal funds for deployment of transportation operations and technology projects over the four-year period. Additional funding may become available due to project savings.

Call for Projects:

Step 1 - Pre-application workshop and letter of interest

A mandatory online application workshop was held on April 26, 2023. Following the workshop, interested applicants submitted a letter of interest that included contact information, a project description, and estimated project cost. Supplemental materials was accepted if materials contribute to the understanding of proposed project.

DRCOG staff will review and if needed, contact applicants to discuss the need for additional information or suggested changes. The review will be completed in a letter of interest forum, open to project applicants and stakeholders at 1pm on June 1, 2023 via Zoom.

Step 2 - Full Application

Based on the results of the letter of interest forum, select project sponsors will receive application forms and be invited to apply. Applications will be due 5 p.m. July 7, 2023.  The full details for the Regional Transportation Operations & Technology Set-Aside call for projects are described in Policies for FY2024-2027 TIP Set-Aside Programs


For additional information about this set-aside, please contact Greg MacKinnon.