The Jefferson County Collaborative Transportation Forum (Jeffco Forum) is a working group of local governments in Jefferson County for prioritizing large-scale transportation projects, and seeking grants and funding to complete these projects. Members include the following jurisdictions:
The Forum was created in 2018 by an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA). The IGA establishes an understanding of how transportation planning efforts within boundaries of the county should be conducted in a coordinated manner and how the communities of Jefferson County will facilitate requests for funding from entities including the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Regional Transportation District (RTD), and the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).
See Jefferson County Collaborative Transportation Forum Agreement (PDF)
In 2018, the Forum began working closely with DRCOG to evaluate and prioritize projects that are eligible for federal funding from the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). A call for federal grants for transportation projects occurred in the first quarter of 2019 and applications are currently under review. All meetings of the Forum are open to the public and the Forum invites applications for funding from qualified agencies.
The Jefferson County Collaborative Transportation Forum is in the process of reviewing and prioritizing local jurisdictions' applications for TIP funding. A recommended list will be submitted to the DRCOG Board of Directors for final approval during the third quarter of 2019.