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Rural Transportation Planning Organization Committee (RTPO Committee)


The goals of the RTPO are to provide a regional forum for cooperative decision making about transportation issues and to serve as liaison between the local governments and the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The committee provides policy guidance, project priorities, and technical assistance in the development of transportation plans and programs that affect the RTPO area.

The Mid-Region Council of Governments provides planning, technical, and staff support to the RTPO.

The following communities are eligible to participate as voting members in RTPO Committee meetings:

  • Cities: City of Moriarty
  • Counties: Sandoval County, Santa Fe County, Torrance County
  • Native Governments: Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Pueblo of Jemez, Pueblo of Laguna, Pueblo of Zia
  • Towns: Town of Edgewood, Town of Estancia, Town of Mountainair
  • Villages: Village of Cuba, Village of Encino, Village of Jemez Springs, Village of San Ysidro, Village of Willard

The following organizations are eligible to participate as non-voting members in RTPO Committee meetings:

  • Current Associate Members: Estancia Valley Economic Development Association, La Merced de la Pueblo de Manzano, and Step Into Cuba Alliance.
    Note: Nonvoting Associate Membership must be approved by the RTPO Committee. Chambers of Commerce, Land Grant Communities, TIDDs, Business and Trade Groups/Associations, Economic Development Groups and Neighborhood Associations in the Mid-Region RTPO area are eligible to participate and should contact RTPO staff for more information.
  • Advisory Members: BIA Southwest Regional Office, BLM Rio Puerco Field Office, Federal Highway Administration Santa Fe Office, NMDOT District 5, NMDOT District 6, NMDOT Planning Division, NMDOT Transit Division, NM State Land Office, National Park Service Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, and USFS Cibola Forest, Santa Fe National Forest and Sandia Ranger District, Rio Metro Regional Transit District.
  • pdfPublic Participation Plan

 

Meetings


The Rural Transportation Planning Organization Committee (RTPO Committee) makes recommendations to the MRCOG Board of Directors and the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The committee meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday of the month.

Schedule

pdfView the meeting schedule for 2017

2017 Meeting Schedule

Month

Day 

Time 

Note

February

9

9:30am-11:30am

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April

13

9:30am-11:30am

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June

8

9:30am-11:30am

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August

17

9:30am-11:30am

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October

12

9:30am-11:30am

 

December

14

9:30am-11:30am

 

All meetings are held at the Mid-Region Council of Governments Board Room, 809 Copper Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (map). Meeting dates are subject to change.

Meeting Notes

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