2045 Moving Forward Plan 

As the federally-designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Colorado Springs area, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) is responsible for developing and maintaining a regional, long-range transportation plan (LRTP).

LRTPs are required to comply with federal and state laws for regional and statewide planning, in order for the region to be eligible for federal transportation funding. All transportation projects that could significantly alter transportation or air quality within the metropolitan planning area must be included in the plan. The primary purpose of the plan is to develop a strategy for the best use of public funds in meeting community goals.

2045 Moving Forward was approved by the PPACG Board of Directors on January 8, 2020 and amended October 13, 2021. Below is the amendment, the chapters and the appendices of the plan:

Regional Transit & Specialized 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) was the lead on the development of the transit plan. The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) was the lead on the specialized transportation coordination plan.

The development of the transit plans included separate stakeholder and public involvement processes. Both plans are incorporated into full 2045 Moving Forward Plan as an appendix.