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Planning for the future

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Photo courtesy of CDOT.

Planning for the future includes outlining the current safety needs and how those needs will evolve based on growth projections. DRCOG, as the metropolitan planning organization for the region, has the unique role of addressing current needs and planning for the future. 

DRCOG works closely with the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation District to address the region's transportation needs. 

The organization tackles current needs through the Transportation Improvement Program and the long-term vision for the region presented in the 2050 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan and Metro Vision

The Unified Planning Work Program details the activities of the transportation planning partners. 

Review the public engagement plan:

Learn about transportation needs in the region:

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Photo courtesy of CDOT.

TRIPS Database

To track ongoing and planned transportation projects in the Denver region explore the Transportation Regional Improvement Projects and Survey (TRIPS) database, a tool for reviewing projects in the areas of Regional Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program and Transportation Improvement Survey.

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Complete Streets 

The Complete Streets approach gives pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and other multimodal travelers the same access to safe and comfortable streets as motor vehicles. The toolkit provides local governments with a guide to plan design and implement safe and comfortable transportation network for all modes and all users.

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Photo courtesy of CDOT.


Reliable, cost-effective, safe and resilient freight supply chains are more important now than ever. The interconnected nature of the region's freight infrastructure means that moving freight and goods leverages local roads, state highways, interstates, railroads, air cargo facilities and more.