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Transportation Planning

DRCOG’s role and services

DRCOG has served as the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for the Denver region since 1977. Its Transportation Planning and Operations division leads regional transportation planning and funding in collaboration with state and local agencies.

  • Setting a vision for the future of transportation

  • Collecting public and stakeholder input
  • Deciding the best way to allocate funds toward transportation projects
  • Working toward improved air quality

  • Working to benefit all Denver populations, including low-income residents  
  • Prioritizing funds to meet our set performance measures
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Regional Transportation Plan

The 2050 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan guides the region's investments in the multimodal transportation systems. The plan is updated every four years and amended as needed to reflect current needs, priorities and trends.

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Funding and project delivery

DRCOG provides both short- and long-term funding for local and regional transportation projects and collaborates with state and local partners to establish a comprehensive implementation schedule.

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Transportation Systems Operations

DRCOG provides innovative strategies for the safety, efficiency and reliability of the region's transportation systems.

Logo for regional vision zero.

Achieving Regional Vision Zero

DRCOG's Board, staff and member governments are committed to eliminating fatal crashes on the region's transportation system.

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Emerging mobility

Innovative technologies are changing how the region's residents and visitors get around.

Transportation Improvement Program

Spotlight: Lafayette enhances safety along State Highway 7

DRCOG's Transportation Improvement Program is allocating an estimated $2.4 billion in federal, state and local transportation funding throughout the region from 2022 until 2025. The City of Lafayette recently began work to transform the intersection of State Highway 7 and 119th Street to enhance its safety for people using all modes of transportation.

Facts and Figures

Invested in corridors and communities.
Public comments on transportation plans in 2022.
Multimodal safety projects funded through Safer Main Streets.