Road to Monument Valley
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is live, look for new funding and guidance!
On November 15, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The U.S. Department of Transportation prepared a four-page summary of what "The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Will Deliver for New Mexico," which you can read here. You can find additional information on the BIL from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
The first guidance being developed is for the new National Electric Vehicle Formula Program (EV Charging Program), the law provides funding to States to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure and to establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability.
You can also find BIL pages from Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), where they are publishing information on how the BIL funding will be rolled out for their programs and priorities.
The core strength of the RTPO 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. RTPOs 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.
RTPOs are 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 2045 Transportation Plan
The Year 2045: It sounds so far away. 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 completed its comprehensive and collaborative process to update the 2040 Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan (LRSTP, or 2040 Plan). The updated plan provides a vision for how New Mexico’s transportation system can support the well-being of our residents and visitors now and in the future.