DRCOG had requested their counties form forums with the cities therein to prepare their Transportation Improvement Plans from which DRCOG must choose to fund. For the past two years that’s what the cities did. Instead of each city handing in choices, they worked together to get the most projects funded.
Now, DRCOG has to disburse COVID-19 CARES funds and some left over federal transportation funding from the TIP process. They’ve allocated amounts to the forums and the Arapahoe County Forum is now planning what projects to bring forward for their share of the money.
No final decisions were made. The Forum is also hoping to plan a way to raise money county-wide for millions of dollars worth of infrastructure, maintenance, and transit projects.