RTD N Line to Adams County
The N Line brings RTD train service through Denver, Commerce City, Northglenn, Thornton, and north Adams County. The N Line will connect at Union Station where riders have the option to transfer to the University of Colorado A Line to the airport and other rail lines that depart from Union Station and downtown. Learn more about the N Line, its service plan, and proposed bus operations network plan.
DRCOG Multimodal Freight Plan
Adams County is participating in the Denver Regional Council of Governments Multimodal Freight Plan, which seeks to create a shared vision, implementable action plan, and identify strategies needed to help move freight and goods more efficiently throughout the Denver region. To learn more about, visit the project website.
Help shape the plan by providing your input on the main issues and priorities when it comes to freight in our region by taking this short survey by Monday, Aug. 5.
88th Ave. Widening Environmental Assessment
Adams County is participating in the City of Commerce City’s 88th Ave. Widening Environmental Assessment project, which proposes to widen and make other improvements to E. 88th Ave. between I-76 and Highway 2. The city is conducting an environmental assessment along this 1.6-mile stretch, which is a federally required process to evaluate environmental impacts for the improvements. To learn more, visit the project website.
Federal Boulevard Multimodal Transportation Study
Adams County is partnering with the cities of Westminster and Federal Heights to complete a comprehensive, two-phased Federal Boulevard Multimodal Transportation Study and associated tasks. The project will kick off in Fall 2019 with more information coming soon.
I-70 Airpark-Watkins Interchange Study
Adams County is collaborating with Arapahoe County, the City of Aurora, and the Colorado Department of Transportation on the I-70 Airpark-Watkins Interchange Study. To learn more, visit the project website.
Collaborative Transportation Planning
Adams County has a Collaborative Transportation Planning Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the following jurisdictions:
- City of Arvada
- City of Aurora
- Town of Bennett
- City of Brighton
- City of Commerce City
- City of Federal Heights
- Town of Lochbuie
- City of Northglenn
- City of Thornton
- City of Westminster
The county works with its cities to prioritize needed regional transportation improvements. This process has been governed by Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA) among the county and its cities since 2000.
The original IGA was signed in 2000 and renewed in 2010 and 2018.
Broomfield was a signatory of the IGA until becoming a City and County in 2001.
The IGA establishes an understanding among the communities on how transportation planning efforts need to be coordinated and identifies a process for developing a list of Adams County's regional transportation priorities. This list of priorities includes improvements needed to state-owned roads, transit, bike & pedestrian, and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) projects. The list is used to help facilitate project and funding requests with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).
In 2018, the communities developed an updated IGA due to changes to the DRCOG funding process to create a Dual Model that comprises both a Regional Funding process and a Subregional Funding process which required forming an Adams County Subregional Forum ("ADCOG Subregional Forum"), geographically defined as the boundaries of Adams County and includes the incorporated towns, cities, and unincorporated areas located within the county.
ADCOG Subregional Forum and Technical Staff Meetings & Materials
The ADCOG Forum presented the Subregional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) project prioritization list to the DRCOG board at their April 17, 2019, meeting. The remaining steps for the TIP approval process are:
- Tuesday, Aug. 20: DRCOG Regional Transportation Committee recommendation, 8:30 a.m., at the DRCOG office, 1001 17th St., Aspen conference room, first floor, Denver, CO 80202
- Wednesday, Aug. 21: DRCOG Board final TIP approval, 6:30 p.m., at the DRCOG office, 1001 17th St., Aspen/Birch conference room, first floor, Denver, CO 80202
Completed steps in the TIP approval process:
- June: Public engagement - visit drcog.org for more information
- Wednesday, July 17: DRCOG Board Meeting & Public Hearing, 6:30 p.m. at the DRCOG office, 1001 17th St., Aspen/Birch conference room, first floor, Denver, CO 80202
- Monday, July 22: DRCOG Transportation Advisory Committee recommendation, 1:30 p.m., at the DRCOG office, 1001 17th St., Aspen conference room, first floor, Denver, CO 80202
|ADCOG Subregional Forum Meetings||ADCOG Technical Staff Meetings|
Feb. 26, 2020, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Dec. 11, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
July 31, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
March 21, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Jan. 23, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
March 14, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
March 7, 2019, 9 a.m.-noon
|ADCOG Subregional Forum Meetings||ADCOG Technical Staff Meetings|
Nov. 28, 2018, 4 p.m.
Sept. 12, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
July 25, 2018, 5 p.m.
July 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
June 28, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
June 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
May 30, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
May 3, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 18, 2018, 2 p.m.
Nov. 14, 2018, 9 a.m.
Aug. 15, 2018, 12-1 p.m.
July 9, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
June 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
June 6, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
May 24, 2018, 10 a.m.
April 30, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
2018 Regional Priorities
We are collaboratively working on the "next reasonable phase" for each project with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Regional Transportation District (RTD) and Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise, as applicable.
Revisions to our regional priorities list occurs every three years with the most recent update occurring in early 2018.
Below is the current list of 2018 regional priorities.
- Sheridan Improvements
- Federal Improvements
- State Highway 7 Improvements
- Completion of the North Metro Commuter Rail to State Highway 7
- I-25 PEL Improvements and Managed Lanes to State Highway 7
- US 85 & 120th Interchange
- I-76 & Bridge Street Interchange
- I-270 Improvements, including near-term improvements on Vasquez Blvd at 60th & 85
- I-225 Improvements including I-225 & I-70 Express Lane Direct Connect Ramp and restriping @ Sand Creek Bridge
- I-70 & Piccadilly Interchange
- State Highway 79 Improvements
Developing the countywide transportation priorities culminates at the county hearing, a CDOT-sponsored meeting occurring every 3-4 years where the agency, along with RTD and DRCOG, meets with each county and its respective local jurisdictions to talk about transportation priorities.
The latest county hearing was held on February 27, 2018.
Adams County's 2014 hearing was held on October 9, 2014.