Southwest Regional Transportation Planning Commission

The Southwest Transportation Planning Region (SWTPR) is responsible for reviewing the progress of CDOT related to transportation planning, analysis, and activities in the 5-County area.  They also suggest updates and amendments as necessary to the State Transportation Plan.

The TPR consists of the following 18 seats: Archuleta County, Dolores County, La Plata County, Montezuma County, San Juan County, City of Cortez, City of Durango, Town of Bayfield, Town of Dolores, Town of Dove Creek, Town of Ignacio, Town of Mancos, Town of Pagosa Springs, Town of Rico, Town of Silverton, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe, and one member from the Regional Transit Coordinating Council.

The Chair or Vicechair of the SWTPR represent the region at the Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee (STAC).  The STAC advises CDOT and the Transportation Commission on the needs of the transportation system in Colorado and reviews and comments on all Regional Transportation Plans (RTPs) and the Statewide Transportation Plan.

The state's transportation system is managed by the Colorado Department of Transportation under the direction of the Transportation Commission of Colorado. The commission is comprised of 11 commissioners who represent specific districts.  Currently the SWTPR has representation on the TC.

Meetings of the SWTPR are held the second Thursday, every other month at 9:00 a.m. The meetings are held in the CDOT Training room: 20581 Hwy 160, Durango.  There is a hybrid option also via Zoom. 

For a page about the Regional Transit Coordinating Council, I would recommend:

The Regional Transit Coordinating Council (RTCC) began meeting in 2010 and is open to area transit service providers, human service providers, government entities, and other interested persons committed to regional transit services improvement in the region. The RTC promotes cooperation and collaboration between the transportation industry sectors, both public, private, and nonprofit.

The RTC meets on the third Thursday of every odd month.  The RTC also provides one representative to the Southwest Transportation Planning Region (SWTPR).

For transportation resources in the Region, please visit Southwest Regional Transit Coordinating Committee (

2023 Regional Meetings*
February  Agenda Board Packet Minutes
April  Agenda Board Packet Minutes
June  Agenda Board Packet Minutes
August  Agenda Board Packet Minutes
October  Agenda Board Packet Minutes
December  Agenda Board Packet Minutes


*Prior documents available upon request. 

**Minutes are posted when approved.






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