Regional Transportation Plan

As the federally-designated transportation planning agency for the Denver region, DRCOG develops the Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan (MVRTP) to guide the region’s future multimodal transportation system.  The 2035 MVRTP was adopted in 2011.  DRCOG is in the process of preparing a new 2040 MVRTP.  The MVRTP is integrated closely with the comprehensive growth and development components of DRCOG’s Metro Vision plan to address the mobility needs of people of all ages, incomes, and abilities.  It identifies the desired vision for our transportation system in which funding is unconstrained.

As part of the 2040 MVRTP, DRCOG developed the 2040 Fiscally Constrained RTP.  The Fiscally Constrained Element of the MVRTP is a federal requirement and must identify individual regionally significant (major) roadway capacity and rapid transit projects to be implemented over the next 25 years.  Revenues must be reasonably expected to fund construction of these major projects, as well as to maintain and operate the transportation system.  Future revenues are also preserved for transit service, bicycle, pedestrian, and other types of projects.  DRCOG also has to show that the RTP will not cause a violation of federal air quality conformity standards.  The Fiscally Constrained RTP is amended as needed.

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