Northwest Regional Transportation Planning Organization (NWRTPO)
"Enhancing transportation in Northwest New Mexico that will provide multimodal transportation for local governments and residents integrating economic and social opportunities."
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is the designated State agency that receives and administers federal transportation funds. NMDOT has both State and Federal transportation programs.
In order to manage transportation programs more efficiently, the State Transportation Commission created seven regional transportation planning organizations to work closely with NMDOT. The NMDOT has contracted with the regional planning organization, Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments (NWNMCOG), to administer the NWRTPO. The NWRTPO covers three counties including San Juan, McKinley, and Cibola counties in the northwestern portion of the state.
NW Regional Transportation Plan
October 2015 -- The final Northwest Regional Transportation Plan has been completed. You may view the document online using the window on the left or you may download the entire document to your computer by clicking on the "Download File" link below, located under the title, "Final Northwest Regional Transportation Plan 2015."
Additional Information & Links
June 14, 2017 @ San Juan County Fire Operations Center, 209 S. Oliver Drive, Aztec, NM
July 12, 2017 @ Chu Chu's Restaurant, 1344 Highway 53, Zuni, NM
August 9, 2017 @ Laguna Public Works Dept., I-40 Exit 114 - NM124 Roundabout - east on Rt. 66 to L55 Rodeo Road, Pueblo of Laguna, NM
Sept. 13, 2017 @ Tribal Auditorium, 33 Pinsbaari Dr., Pueblo of Acoma, NM
Oct. 11, 2017 @ Shiprock Chapter, NM Hwy. 64 - MP23-Bldg. 5548, Shiprock, NM
Transportation and Project Funding
While various transportation programs are available through federal and state funding, NWRTPO focuses on federal programs included in the NMDOT's Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
The NWRTPO assists local and county governments or other eligible applicants to submit applications yearly. Roadway Improvement, Enhancement, Bridge, Scenic Byways and Transit projects are rated and ranked by the designated Policy and Technical Advisory Committee local government representatives of the NWRTPO. Recommendations are combined regionally, by NMDOT district and then are forwarded to NMDOT for possible inclusion in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
As with most federal programs, funding availability is limited. Once the review process has been completed (usually September), funding awards are announced.