Public Comment Opportunities

Public Hearings

The NFRMPO periodically conducts public hearings to provide a forum for public input on the Public Involvement Plan (PIP), air quality conformity, and other documents, and prior to major policy decisions such as VanGo™ fare increases.

FY2020-2023 TIP and Air Quality Conformity Public Hearing

The North Front Range Transportation & Air Quality Planning Council (NFRT&AQPC) will hold a public hearing as part of their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 5, 2019 to determine air quality conformity. The public is encouraged to attend. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will take place at the Severance Town Hall at 3 S. Timber Ridge Parkway, Severance, Colorado 80546. All. View additional meeting information.

The purpose of the hearing is to notify the public and receive input on the Air Quality Conformity Determinations for the North Front Range Transportation Planning Region (TPR) and a portion of the Upper Front Range TPR. These conformity determinations address the North Front Range MPO FY2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).

In lieu of offering oral comments during the hearing, written comments may be submitted. These comments must be received at the NFRMPO address noted below or via email no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

The following geographic areas are addressed by the conformity determination:

  • The Fort Collins and Greeley Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Areas
  • The Denver-North Front Range 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area (specifically the North Front Range TPR and a portion of the Upper Front Range TPR which, together, are called the “Northern Subarea”)

The NFRMPO is required to determine conformity of the Regional Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program with federal and state air quality laws and regulations before federal-aid transportation projects proceed. The Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency must concur.

For questions or comments prior to the public hearing, please contact Becky Karasko via phone or email at the NFRMPO: (970) 416-2257 or bkarasko@nfrmpo.org.

The reports are available below and are also available at the NFRMPO office at 419 Canyon Avenue, Suite 300, Fort Collins, CO 80521.

Draft CO and Ozone Conformity Determination

Public Comment

The NFRMPO periodically provides public comment periods to provide a forum for public input on the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and other documents.

2045 Regional Transportation Plan

The public comment period for the Draft 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is open from August 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. The 2045 RTP provides a long-range vision for the North Front Range regional transportation system and guides the implementation of multimodal transportation improvements, policies, and programs in the region. The NFRMPO has undertaken this 2045 RTP to extend the planning horizon for the region and to ensure FAST Act compliance.

The Draft 2045 RTP is available for review online (see link below) and at the NFRMPO office at 419 Canyon Avenue, Suite 300, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Public comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2019 to Becky Karasko at 970-416-2257 or bkarasko@nfrmpo.org. Comments may also be submitted through the online Contact Us Form. Comments will be integrated into the 2045 RTP as appropriate and will be presented to the North Front Range Air Quality and Transportation Planning Council (NFRT&AQPC) on September 5, 2019.

Draft 2045 RTP

FY2020-2023 TIP

The public comment period for the Draft FY2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is open from August 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. The TIP presents transportation-related projects and activities in the NFRMPO area using federal, state, and local funds over a four-year time period. It includes highway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure improvement projects. This federally required document is updated at least every four years.

The FY2020-2023 TIP was adopted by the NFRT&AQPC on June 6 and is scheduled for re-adoption on September 5. While the TIP has not changed since June, the readoption demonstrates the TIP is consistent with the 2045 RTP. The TIP is available for review online (see link below) and at the NFRMPO office at 419 Canyon Avenue, Suite 300, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Public comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2019 to Medora Bornhoft: (970) 416-2293 or mbornhoft@nfrmpo.org. Comments may also be submitted through the online Contact Us form. Comments will be integrated into the TIP as appropriate and will be presented to the NFRT&AQPC on September 5, 2019.

Draft FY2020-2023 TIP