Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting’s Transportation Planning Division provides planning support for local and regional transit services that serve county communities. The county’s Transportation Planning Division also plans for future transit services as part of the Consortium of Cities and other regional collaborations. The following transit plans and policies provide the blueprint for Boulder County’s investment in transit services:
- Boulder County Transportation Master Plan
- Boulder County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan
- State, Regional & Local Community Transportation Plans
- Northwest Area Mobility Study
- DRCOG Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan
- Local & Regional Mobility, Sustainability, and Equity Goals
Program of Projects (POP)
The POP outlines the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) formula funds for the small Urbanized Areas (UZAs) of Boulder, Longmont, and Louisville-Lafayette-Erie, and shows the projects that local governments apply the funds towards. These FTA formula funds include the FY2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and includes plans for transit system investments based upon anticipated future funding from FTA FY2022 Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program.
The POP complements RTD’s existing and planned transit services as well as the the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) FY2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which lists how all federal transportation funds are programmed, including RTD’s POP for their share of FTA formula funding. In 2021, Boulder County became the Designated Recipient of FTA ARPA funds and beginning in FFY22, Boulder County anticipates becoming the Designated Recipient of FTA Section 5307 FY2022 funding for the Boulder County UZAs.
Boulder County is working in conjunction with FTA, CDOT, and DRCOG to amend the Transportation Improvement Projects list to incorporate in the Boulder County POP into the regional TIP. The TIP lists the suballocation amounts for the FTA formula funds while the POP goes into detail to include the specific projects that local governments spend these funds on.
In compliance with requirements and guidelines outlined in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1B, and the Boulder County Title VI Program, comment is requested on the FTA American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and FFY22 Section 5307 formula fund apportionment for the small Urbanized Areas (UZAs) of Boulder, Longmont, and Louisville-Lafayette-Erie FTA Formula Funds Program of Projects (POP).
The formal public comment period begins on May 25, 2022 and concludes on June 30, 2022.
A public meeting was held virtually on June 8, 2022 to allow for public input, questions and comments. View the Program of Projects Public (POP) Meeting presentation, June 8, 2022.
Comments on Urbanized Areas (UZAs)
Comments on and requests for copies of the small Urbanized Areas (UZAs) of Boulder, Longmont, and Louisville-Lafayette-Erie Program of Projects may be submitted to: