Appendices

Appendix A – Public Participation Plan 

The needs, goals and projects identified in this document should reflect the priorities of the community. Conducting a substantive and well-planned community process is essential to determine those priorities. A successful public involvement process increases community support for and ownership of goals and projects and leads to increased trust in local government.

Appendix B – Title VI

PPACG is guided by federal Title VI and environmental justice mandates, and PPACG strives to not only meet these mandates, but to create an overall transparent, and inclusive planning process.

Appendix C – Environmental Justice Analysis 

This plan’s guiding EJ principles, as outlined by the US Department of Transportation, are:

  • To avoid, minimize, or mitigate disproportionately high and adverse human health and environmental effects, including social and economic effects, on minority populations and low-income populations.
  • To ensure the full and fair participation by all potentially affected communities in the transportation decision-making process.
  • To prevent the denial of, reduction in, or significant delay in the receipt of benefits by minority and low-income populations.

Appendix D – Regional Transit Plans

The 2045 Transit and Specialized Transportation Plans are the framework for the ongoing development and coordination of both transit services and human services (specialized) transportation for the Pikes Peak region. The plans are dynamic and updated every five years. Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) is leading the development of the transit plan. The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) is leading the update to the specialized transportation coordination plan. Both plans will be incorporated into 2045 Moving Forward as an appendix.

Appendix E – Non-motorized Transportation Plan 

The non-motorized plan is the result of  collaboration between PPACG, El Paso County, the City of Colorado Springs, and the City of Woodland Park. The purpose of the Plan is to create a regional roadmap for the long term development of non-motorized modes in Pikes Peak region that leads to an increase in the number of people using non-motorized modes for transportation.

Appendix F – Needs Report

PPACG has compiled the most current available data about the condition of our region’s
transportation infrastructure, roadway congestion, and safety. We also conducted a survey to compare residents’ perceptions of our needs to the story told by the data.

Appendix G – Small Area Forecast

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments prepares a socioeconomic forecast for each update of the regional transportation plan (RTP). Development of a demographic forecast (i.e. the Small Area Forecast) is required by federal regulations to ensure that Regional Transportation Plans are based on “the latest available estimates and assumptions for population, land use, travel, employment, congestion, and economic activity” (23 CFR 450.324(e)). This forecast is a primary input to our travel demand model, and is used throughout the development of the RTP.

Appendix H – Congestion Management Corridor Plan 

A congestion management process (CMP) is a systematic and regionally-accepted approach for managing congestion that provides accurate, up-to-date information on transportation system performance and assesses alternative strategies for congestion management that meet State and local needs.

Appendix I – Technology Event Public Input Results 

PPACG’s primary technology event was held in February 2019. This was a daylong event focused on bringing expert information to the region as a foundation for future decision-making regarding technology. Attendees of the afternoon event were asked a series of questions in a follow-up survey. The results are can be found in this appendix.

Appendix J – FFY 2019-2022 TIP

As the Pikes Peak region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, PPACG is responsible for managing state, local, and federal transportation and transit funds through a document called the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The TIP is a four year plan that implements the long-range Regional Transportation Plan’s goals, and identifies the specific transportation and transit projects for which the region will allocate its federal, state, and local funds. PPACG oversees the TIP’s development and amendmends it as conditions change.

The long-range plan and the TIP go hand-in-hand: the long-range plan looks 20 years into the future, identifying goals for the regional transportation system and likely funding sources. The TIP ensures that short-term actions are consistent with the region’s long-term vision. Both plans help local and state agencies coordinate their goals and projects.