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Grand Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Grand Valley Transportation Planning Region (TPR)

The Grand Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (Grand Valley MPO) provides regional transportation planning services and programming for all modes of transportation (vehicular, transit, biking, walking, air, freight, and rail). Federal law requires urban areas with a population above 50,000 people to create a MPO. The Grand Valley MPO is loosely defined as Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, and the urban portions of unincorporated Mesa County. The Grand Valley Transportation Planning Region (TPR) planning boundary covers all of Mesa County.

The Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Office (RTPO) provides the technical and administrative staff for the Grand Valley MPO and TPR. These organizations are led by the Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee (GVRTC) and a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

The Grand Valley MPO and TPR allow for federal and state funding to be programmed and used for the region. There are two primary documents that guide transportation in the Grand Valley.

Organizational Chart

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Grand Valley MPO and Grand Valley TPR Boundaries

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