Project Overview

Many City of Boulder transportation projects are funded in part with federal dollars, which are generally distributed through the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is managed by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).

Call For Feedback - Spring 2022 Applications

After reviewing staff recommendations and community feedback, City Council has decided to submit 2022-25 TIP funding applications for the following three projects:

  • 30th Street Preliminary Design (CO7/Arapahoe - CO119)
  • CO93/Broadway & Table Mesa and CO93/Broadway & Regent Transit Priority Intersections
  • Baseline Enhanced Transit Stops & Protected Bike Lanes (30th Street – Foothills Parkway)

These projects will advance the priorities of the city’s TMP and reflect the priorities and principles of the city’s transportation investment policies, as well as maximize the ability to receive funding under the DRCOG criteria.

The City of Boulder considered the below projects for TIP funding for the 2022-2025 funding cycle.

If a project is funded through the TIP, it is also included in the city’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for additional funding. The city then continues to develop the project’s design and seeks additional community input.

Provide Your Feedback

The window for providing feedback has closed. The City will be reaching out for feedback on another round of projects for possible funding later this year.

Program Process

DRCOG Funding Process

To comply with federal requirements, the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) prepares plans and programs, including the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and the Transportation Improvements Program (TIP), that will help create a multi-modal transportation system. The RTP is a long-range transportation plan for the Denver metro region and is implemented through the TIP. The TIP is prepared every four years by the DRCOG, in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Regional Transportation District (RTD), to distribute funding for transportation projects in the region.

City of Boulder TIP Development Process

The city generally uses the following steps when developing potential projects for the TIP.

  1. City staff reviews the Transportation Master Plan, corridor studies and other planning efforts to identify possible projects for submittal.
  2. Initial project ideas are evaluated and developed as concepts, public input is sought, and revised ideas are presented to the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) during a public hearing.
  3. The TAB hosts another public hearing and then recommends a set of projects to City Council for submission to the DRCOG.
  4. City staff presents the proposed projects and the TAB recommendation to City Council at a public hearing.
  5. If a project is funded through the TIP, it is also included in the city's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for additional funding. The city continues to develop the project's design and seek community input through public meetings.

Past Projects

  • North Broadway Reconstruction (Violet to US 36)
  • Boulder Slough Multi-use Path (30th and 3100 Pearl)
  • Colorado and 30th Street Underpass
  • Foothills Parkway Bicycle and Pedestrian Underpass, south of Colorado Avenue

Seven of the of the eight projects that were submitted by the City of Boulder received federal funds: