Urban Transportation Planning
The Pueblo Area Council of Governments (PACOG) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Pueblo area as required by Title 23 of federal statutes for both long-term and short-term urban transportation planning. Responsibility for carrying out the “continuing, comprehensive, and coordinated” (“3C”) transportation planning process rests jointly with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and PACOG. The PACOG transportation planning activities are carried out by the City of Pueblo’s Urban Transportation Planning Division, which utilizes the resources of the City of Pueblo’s Transportation Department, the Pueblo County Department of Planning, and various external consulting firms. Contracts and agreements for the administration of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Consolidated Planning Grant (CPG) funds are executed by CDOT and PACOG based on the program objectives of the current Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and implemented by the Urban Transportation Planning Division as authorized and directed by the PACOG Board of Directors.