4.8. — Regional Priority Program

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4.8.1.— Roles and Responsibilities Comparison

Key Steps

  • At the start of each planning cycle, the TC determines the amount of the Regional Priority Program (RPP) funding for the planning timeframe (approximately 24 years).
  • During Program Distribution, the TC may decide to review the formula that governs RPP distribution to the regions. This occurs generally every 5 years.
  • As part of CDOT’s continuous and comprehensive planning process, region staffincluding the RTDs, Program Engineers, and Region Plannerscollaborate with the MPOs and TPRs to determine regional priorities and project selection. Plans must be amended if they do not contain selected projects.
  • Selected MPO projects are programmed into the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). The TIP is incorporated into the STIP. TPR projects statewide are programmed directly into the STIP.
  • Projects documented in the STIP are eligible for a budget action to receive RPP funding.

Handoffs and Coordination

  • Extensive coordination occurs between the TC and internal and external stakeholders during resource allocation and Program Distribution processes.
  • The Division of Transportation Development and the OFMB provide technical reports and presentations for the TC’s consideration.
  • The State Transportation Advisory Committee and the MPOs provide input for the TC’s consideration.
  • Project selection involves extensive communication between the regions and external stakeholders, MPOs, TPRs, and counties.
  • Region Planners work closely with the region budget office to provide projects with RPP funding.

4.8.2. — Key Policies

  • TC Resolution TC-3163, which provides the RPPs distribution allocation methodology.
  • Section 43-1-106 (8) (h), Colorado Revised Statute (CRS) (2016), which provides RPPs statutory authorization.
  • Colorado TC, Section 43-1-106, C.R.S. (2016), which provides RPPs governance.