Grand Valley 2045 Regional Transportation Plan Update

The 2045 Regional Transportation Plan Update and Mesa County Coordinated Transit and Human Services Transportation Plan are now available for your reference and use below.

Thank you!

Thank you to the members of the public, the Steering Committee, and the staff at our partner agencies for their valuable participation in the planning process. The support and partnerships were crucial for ensuring the plan Vision Statement and Goals reflect regional mobility needs, that all data used to inform plan recommendations was current and accurate, and that all efforts to identify problem areas along with corresponding solutions were comprehensive.

Comments or questions are welcomed by email at or mailed to
Mesa County RTPO, Dept. 5093,
P.O. Box 20,000,
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5001.

Project Background

The Grand Valley’s growing economic base, location, and high quality of life have attracted new residential and commercial development over recent years. This growth has resulted in changes in transportation needs and a desire to ensure short-term action and a long-term vision for transportation that meets the needs of the community.

The 2045 Regional Transportation Plan team worked closely with the community to develop a framework for a balanced multimodal transportation network that builds off the Grand Valley’s existing transportation system, and addressing the region’s transportation needs through identifying new opportunities.

What is the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan and why did we update the 2040 Plan?

  1. Identifies prioritized multimodal projects for implementation

  2. Ensures the vision, goals, and priorities reflect the desires of the community

  3. Mandated to be updated every 5 years in order to qualify for Federal funding

  4. Reflects the quickly changing transportation industry by profiling recent changes in technology and innovation