Southwest Regional Transportation Planning Region

The Southwest Transportation Planning Region (SWTPR) is responsible for reviewing the progress of CDOT related to transportation planning, analysis, and activities in the 5-County area.  They also suggest updates and amendments as necessary to the State Transportation Plan.

The TPR consists of the following 18 seats: Archuleta County, Dolores County, La Plata County, Montezuma County, San Juan County, City of Cortez, City of Durango, Town of Bayfield, Town of Dolores, Town of Dove Creek, Town of Ignacio, Town of Mancos, Town of Pagosa Springs, Town of Rico, Town of Silverton, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe, and one member from the Regional Transit Coordinating Council.

The Chair or Vicechair of the SWTPR represent the region at the Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee (STAC).  The STAC advises CDOT and the Transportation Commission on the needs of the transportation system in Colorado and reviews and comments on all Regional Transportation Plans (RTPs) and the Statewide Transportation Plan.

The state's transportation system is managed by the Colorado Department of Transportation under the direction of the Transportation Commission of Colorado. The commission is comprised of 11 commissioners who represent specific districts.  Currently the SWTPR has representation on the TC.

Meetings of the SWTPR are held the second Thursday, every other month at 9:00 a.m. The meetings are held in the CDOT Training room: 20581 Hwy 160, Durango.  There is a hybrid option also via Zoom. 

DOT launches “Meaningful Public Involvement in Transportation Decision-making Virtual Training” series on March 6 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Facilitated by DOT public involvement experts, this training will provide an overview of key public involvement concepts, approaches, and strategies from DOT’s Promising Practices for Meaningful Public Involvement in Transportation Decision-Making. The training will be interactive, providing opportunities for participants to engage in more in-depth discussion in break-out rooms. The training has limited capacity and not all requests will be accommodated if registration exceeds capacity. DOT will prioritize those who have not attended a past Meaningful Public Involvement training. DOT will host a series of additional trainings open to the public throughout 2024; if you are unable to attend this training, you will be added to a “wait list” and will be invited to attend future trainings. Registration is required to attend – register here by March 1, 2024 to be considered for the March 6 webinar.

See a copy of the updated bylaws here. 

2023-2024 Regional Meetings*
February 2024 Agenda Board Packet  
April 2023 Agenda Board Packet Minutes
June 2023 Agenda Board Packet Minutes
August 2023 Agenda Board Packet Minutes
October 2023 Agenda Board Packet Minutes
December 2023 Agenda Board Packet Minutes


*Prior documents available upon request. 

**Minutes are posted when approved.






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