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Public and stakeholder input is a vital part of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) process. Throughout development of this new Plan – PACOG Moves the Region 2045 – PACOG is seeking the opinions of a large and diverse group of Pueblo residents and stakeholders.
We want to hear from you!

WELCOME

Welcome to the Pueblo Area Council of Government (PACOG)’s 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan – PACOG Moves the Region 2045 – a 25-year vision of how to meet our community’s transportation needs for today and tomorrow.

Project News

* Our online survey has closed!

* Watch for a summary of survey results!

* Online Town Hall Meeting planning is underway. Stayed tuned for more details.

About pacog moves the region 2045

PACOG Moves the Region 2045 is a transportation plan that will guide decision making for the Pueblo area for the next 25 years. Once complete, the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) will provide a list of priority transportation projects that meet current and future needs of the region. The LRTP will be developed through technical analysis, public input and build upon previous plans to incorporate all types of travel including driving, biking, walking, public transportation, and freight. 

What is a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)?
  • Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTPs) are an essential element of an agency’s transportation planning process. It is a document that reflects the vision and goals of a region and presents the transportation improvements that are needed today and in the future to help move people and goods safely and conveniently about the community.

  • LRTPs include financial components that demonstrate how the recommended transportation plan can be implemented, identify the public and private resources expected to be available to carry out the plan, and recommend any additional financing strategies for needed projects and programs.

  • The purpose of the PACOG 2045 LRTP is to update the previous 2040 Plan using guidance from the recently released federal legislation Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  The FAST Act authorized $305 billion be spent over four years for programs improving safety, public transportation, freight and rail projects. 

Why is the lrtp important to the pueblo community?
  • Investments in our community for safe, efficient, reliable transportation are the foundation of a thriving community and economy. LRTP five-year updates are required for agencies to be eligible for federal and state funding for important transportation projects. Your input will help identify transportation needs and prioritize projects that meet those needs in a cost-effective way.

GET involved

 
Overview

Public and stakeholder input is a vital part of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) process. Throughout development of this new Plan – PACOG Moves the Region 2045 – PACOG is seeking the opinions of a large and diverse group of Pueblo residents and stakeholders. We want to hear from you!

Valuing public insight involves meeting the needs of varied public interests and cultures. This involves reaching under-served populations, including Americans with Disability Act (ADA) populations, Limited English Proficiency (LEP) groups, minorities, Native Americans, the elderly and Low-income populations. Insight and real-life experiences shared from these groups will offer a more complete point-of-view about how to improve the transportation system from a wider range of perspectives.

Opportunities to get involved
  • Click on this document link to review the adopted  PACOG Public Participation Plan
    and the focused Public Participation Plan for the 2045 LRTP Update. 

  • Our online survey is now live! Click on the Take Survey button. Tell us what matters to you:
    Map your issues; Let us know your priorities; Weigh the trade-offs. 

  • Coming Soon! A document link will be provided to allow you to review the draft plan and to provide feedback.
    - Anticipated  late October availability for draft plan review!

  • Stay up to date on project progress via this website and follow us on social media.

 

 

Route to 2045 - PACOG Moves the Region 2045 LRTP Schedule

PACOG 2045 LRTP Online Survey

 

MAP YOUR COMMENTS 

 Click the Take Survey button to  map your comments on location-specific transportation issues and opportunities within the PACOG Region.

SHARE YOUR PRIORITIES

 Click the Take Survey button to tell us what are your highest transportation investment priorities.  Tell us what is most important to you!

Weigh The Trade-offs

 Click the Take Survey button to  explore trade-offs to consider in planning for the Pueblo Region's 2045 transportation future. 

frequently asked questions (faqs)

 

What is an LRTP?

What is an MPO?

your questions answered
Q: What is an LRTP?

ALong Range Transportation Plans (LRTPs) are an essential element of an agency’s transportation planning process. It is a document that reflects the vision and goals of a region and presents the transportation improvements that are needed today and in the future to help move people and goods safely and conveniently about the community.

LRTPs include financial components that demonstrate how the recommended transportation plan can be implemented, identify the public and private resources expected to be available to carry out the plan, and recommend any additional financing strategies for needed projects and programs.

The purpose of the PACOG 2045 LRTP is to update the previous 2040 Plan using guidance from the recently released federal legislation Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  The FAST Act authorized $305 billion be spent over four years for programs improving safety, public transportation, freight and rail projects. 

 

Q: What is an MPO?

 

A: A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the policy board of an organization created and designated to carry out the metropolitan transportation planning process. MPOs are required to represent localities in all urbanized areas (UZAs) with populations over 50,000, as determined by the U.S. Census. The Pueblo Area Council of Governments (PACOG) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Pueblo area as required by Title 23 of federal statutes for both long-term and short-term urban transportation planning.  Responsibility for carrying out the “continuing, comprehensive, and coordinated” (“3C”) transportation planning process rests jointly with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and PACOG.

 

Q: How does this plan affect me and how does it relate to the transportation projects near my home?

 

A: The policies established in this plan will influence future transportation projects, initiatives and investments where you live and within the Pueblo area. The projects near your home are decided based on the vision and goals developed in this plan.

previous plan and reference materials

 

CDOT 2045 Statewide Plan 

Click the Learn More button to  review Your Transportation Plan (2045 SWP) documents and related statewide mode-specific transportation plans. 

PACOG
2040 LRTP

Click the Learn More button to  review the 2045 LRTP final report, 2045 LRTP appendices and the 2045 LRTP Public Meeting display boards and handout. 

Implementation Programs

 Click the Learn More button to  review PACOG TIP and CDOT implementation funding to implement projects included in the LRTP and SWP.

STATE/LOCAL Transit PlanS

Click the Learn More button to  review statewide and regional transit planning studies to support service expansion and operations improvements.  

John Adams

MPO Director

Pueblo Area Council of Governments

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