The core strength of the RTPONM structure is the voting membership from local governments including municipal, county, and tribal governments.

The RTPO membership consists of a wide range of professions including engineering, planning, public works, community development, and elected officials. A Chairman and a Vice Chairman are elected by the voting membership in order to conduct official meetings and provide leadership to the organization. RTPO’s abide by the organization's bylaws and comply with the NM Open Meetings Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and offer a Public Comment period at each official meeting.

RTPO is a forum for eliciting input from rural local governments and their public regarding transportation matters in Rural New Mexico.


Your community’s involvement in the process is crucial to the development and execution of the programs and policies set forth by NMDOT and federal legislation. Agenda topics include ADA, Environmental, Funding, Road Classification, Safety, Planning, and Training items meant to support local government transportation activities.

New Mexico 2040 Transportation Plan

The Year 2040: It sounds so far away.  Why even think about it?  But, when the goal is making sure our transportation system meets our future needs, the time to start planning is now.


The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has begun a comprehensive and collaborative process to develop a 2040 Statewide Long-Range Multimodal Transportation Plan (SLRP).  The plan will provide a vision for how New Mexico’s transportation system can support the well-being of our residents and visitors now and in the future.








RTPO New Mexico