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Transportation Improvement Program set-aside

DRCOG's Transportation Improvement Program also funds set-aside programs. 

Previous to the fiscal years 2024-2027 program cycle, each set-aside developed its own calls for projects guidance, policies, application, and evaluation criteria. Beginning with the fiscal years 2024-2027 program, each set-aside will be governed under the Policies for fiscal years 2024-2027 TIP Set-Aside Programs. 

This policy was adopted by the DRCOG Board in March 2023 and will provide applicants a guidebook to apply under any of the programs. 

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Community Mobility Planning and Implementation

Community Mobility Planning and Implementation supports small area planning and small infrastructure projects that contribute to the implementation of key outcomes within Metro Vision and the 2050 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan.

Transportation Demand Management services

Transportation demand management refers to activities that help people use the transportation system more efficiently while reducing traffic congestion, vehicle emissions and fuel consumption. In addition to funding non-infrastructure projects, the Transportation Improvement Program funds the Way to Go program and partnerships with eight regional transportation management associations. DRCOG funds the transportation demand management services set-aside for fiscal years 2024-2027 with a total DRCOG allocation of about $15.4 million, with $9.6 million for Way to Go and about $3.8 million for transportation management associations and $2 million for a call for non-infrastructure projects.

Regional Transportation Operations and Technology

The objective of the Regional Transportation Operations and Technology set-aside is to improve the safety, efficiency, dependability and cost-effectiveness of our regional transportation system. DRCOG, Colorado Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation District, local governments and other entities collaborate to implement transportation technologies and systems to achieve that objective. The Regional Transportation Operations and Technology set-aside has been funded by DRCOG for more than 30 years and will continue for the fiscal years 2024-2027 cycle with a total call for projects allocation of $16 million.

Air Quality Improvements

The Air Quality Improvements set-aside dedicates funds exclusively for the Regional Air Quality Council in programs such as ozone outreach and education, marketing, and ozone State Implementation Plan modeling. DRCOG allocations for the fiscal years 2024-2027 are about $7.9 million.

Human Service Transportation

The Human Service Transportation set-aside funds transit capital, operating and mobility management projects to improve service and mobility options for vulnerable populations by funding underfunded/underserved trips and rolling stock expansion. DRCOG's allocation for this set-aside for fiscal years 2024-2027 is $8 million.

Corridors, Community, Livability and Innovation Planning

The Corridors, Community, Livability and Innovation Planning set-aside is a new set-aside for the fiscal years 2024-2027 cycle, with a total DRCOG allocation of $12 million. The set-aside is composed of the following:

  • Transportation Corridor Planning: $3 million.
  • Community Mobility Planning: $5 million.
  • Community-Based Transportation Planning and Livable Centers Small-Area Planning and Innovative Mobility: $4 million.


Call for projects schedule

Each set-aside will conduct its own call for projects. The next calls are anticipated for:

  • Transportation Demand Management non-infrastructure projects: Spring 2025 for fiscal years 2026-2027 funding.
  • Regional Transportation Operations and Technology: Spring 2026 for fiscal years 2027-2029 funding.
  • Human Service Transportation: While most calls are conducted each winter, no call will be conducted for fiscal year 2024. The fiscal year 2025 call will be conducted in the spring of 2024.
  • Transportation Corridor Planning: Anticipated summer 2025.
  • Innovative Mobility: Anticipated spring 2024.
  • Community-Based Plans: Anticipated fall/winter 2023.
  • Livable Centers: Anticipated spring 2024.