A cost-effective, world-class transportation system is vital to a thriving, competitive regional economy. The Council is the region’s federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and with its partners on the Transportation Advisory Board, plays an essential role in ensuring public resources are invested wisely to advance economic growth.
Improving regional mobility
Counties, communities and transit providers may apply to the Council for federal funding for transportation infrastructure and services:
Federal grants management
The Council receives federal funding to support locally planned, constructed and operated public transportation systems, and is responsible for managing projects supported by these funds according to federal requirements. More about federal funding for local transportation projects.
Right-of-Way Acquisition Loan Fund
This revolving loan fund program was established to acquire undeveloped property for planned metropolitan highway right of way. More about the Right-of-Way Acquisition Loan Fund (RALF).