2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program

Cars on I-25 in Denver

The 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is currently under development, and when adopted will identify federal and state-funded transportation projects to be implemented in the Denver region from fiscal years 2020 through 2023 (Oct. 1, 2019 - Sept. 30, 2023).

DRCOG has initiated a new process for determining what projects should be included in the 2020-2023 TIP. This “dual model” process provides an opportunity to fund local priority projects in addition to regional priority projects. There will still be a focus on Metro Vision and the Regional Transportation Plan. More information about the dual model process can be found here

2020-2023 TIP Policy

The DRCOG Board adopted the TIP Policy for the 2020-2023 TIP in July 2018. This document lays out the policies and procedures on how the TIP Calls for Projects will be conducted and how projects will be selected for the 2020-2023 TIP.  

Subregional Forums

The DRCOG Board of Directors approved development of a new TIP funding project allocation model to select transportation projects in the region. Previously, all eligible applicants submitted TIP applications individually to DRCOG. The new dual approach will split available funds into two allocations: a regional share and a subregional share. For both shares, a subregional forum will be responsible for submitting projects, programs or studies for consideration by the DRCOG Board.

Subregions are geographically defined as a county and all the municipalities within. Every DRCOG member government within each county is invited to participate on their subregional forum. CDOT and RTD are invited to participate as non-voting members. Other eligible stakeholders may be invited at the discretion of each subregional forum.

All eight counties in the DRCOG region are holding subregional forums. Links to individual subregional forum meeting agendas and other materials can currently be accessed through the DRCOG calendar.

Regional Share Call for Projects

The Regional Share Call for Projects closed Sept. 21, 2018. View the eight projects and ranked waiting list the DRCOG Board acted on to place into the draft 2020-2023 TIP. The regional applications received are also available for review. More information about the regional process can be found here. The regional application can be viewed here.

Subregional Share Call for Projects

The Subregional Share Call for Projects closed Feb. 27. The subregional applications received are available by subregion:

Applications are submitted, reviewed, and scored by each of the individual subregional forums. After each subregional forum has identified projects to be funded within its funding target, the projects will be submitted to DRCOG for consideration by the DRCOG committees and Board. An outline of the subregional share process can be found here.