Take the PPACG 2050 Transportation Survey to make getting around our region better!

This PPACG 2050 Transportation Survey is our opportunity to guide how our regional transportation system is planned through 2050.

Survey Closed September 2023

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) has launched their 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)! While the inital LRTP survey is closed PPACG has kicked of the related Active Transportation Planning process take part is this short survey and read more about the Active Transportation Plan Here.

The LRTP provides the foundation for all other aspects of transportation decision-making by establishing the vision and goals for regional transportation, evaluating the system as a whole, and identifying strategies for implementation. It also presents an opportunity for decision-makers to understand the broader social, economic, and environmental impacts of transportation and land-use decisions.

PPACG survey press release

Read more about PPACG and other Government Agencies here, there are currently multiple plans in place that guide transportation in our region,
Including the Current Long Range plan, called Moving Forward 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, which was approved by the PPACG in November 2015.

This survey is the start of a new Long Range Transportation plan to replace this one.

About the Pikes Peak Area Councils of Governments

Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is a voluntary organization of 16 counties and municipalities, to provide a forum for local governments to discuss issues that cross their political boundaries, identify shared opportunities and challenges, and develop collaborative strategies for action. As our regional Metropolitan Planning Organization serves as the primary recipient of State and Federal Transportation Funding.

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) was formed in June of 1967 with 8 members; El Paso County, Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Green Mountain Falls, Fountain, Palmer Lake and Monument.

PPACG has served various functions over time, including: Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Colorado Springs Urban/Metropolitan Area, Water Quality Planning Agency for the Pikes Peak Region, Air Quality Planning Agency for the Pikes Peak Region, Area wide Planning for HUD, A-95 clearinghouse and Reviews, Criminal Justice Plan and the Area Agency on Aging. In the beginning, PPACG served as the clearinghouse for census data and had an economist and statistician who served as our demographer reporting on regional trends for housing, aging, economic development and transportation.

Today PPACG serves as the regional Council of Governments, MPO, Area Agency on Aging, Air and Water Quality Planning Agency for the Pikes Peak Region, Joint Land Use Study, and we provide administration services for the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA).

Current PPACG Member Governments

What are Councils of Governments and what do they do?

Information pulled from: WRCOG – Western Riverside Council Of Governments

A major factor in understanding the rationale behind COGs pertains to the legal and fiscal context in which they developed. Councils of Government came into prominence during the 1960s after a series of Congressional mandates promoted area wide planning and coordination. This began first in the transportation area, but was soon followed by a regional approach to such issues as air and water quality, waste management, housing and community development and growth forecasts.

These mandates were typically mirrored by supporting state statutes, and carried with them substantial funding support. COGs were supported by federal and state grant funds designed to target specific goals, but frequently also leaving COGs with some discretion on how such money might best be allocated. Today most COGs, particularly in larger urban or metropolitan areas, are still largely dependent on funding from state and federal sources.

Addition COG information
Wikipedia – Council of governments
DRCOG – Denver Regional Council Of Governments our largest neighboring COG

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