Transportation Planning

This isn't our first rodeo.

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, more than 50 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 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.

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 is creating 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 will analyze travel trends and technologies in the region, explore and evaluate various technologies and their implications for mobility, align transportation investments of multiple public agencies, and create new planning and implementation partnerships. Read more about it here.

Share Your Thoughts

What do you think about walking and bicycling in the Denver region? We want to hear from you! This brief survey will take less than 10 minutes and will help provide recommendations to improve active transportation across the greater metro area.