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Regional Transportation Planning

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Purpose

Regional Transportation through the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) serves a variety of purposes throughout the region. The main function of regional transportation at BVCOG is serving as the Regional Planning Organization (RPO/BVRPO) for transportation in the region, connecting local government leaders with state and federal agencies providing transportation infrastructure and funding.

Function

Planning transportation requires collaboration between all levels of government, and with the public. The RPO function, along with transportation grant funding opportunities, provide a link between communities, TxDOT, and other providers of transportation and transportation funding resources.

The transportation network of the Brazos Valley, the State of Texas, and the United States is directly correlated with economic development, public safety, and general vitality of communities and residents within the region.  Planning regionally allows resources to be efficiently allocated and promoted within the region as a collective unit. In order to achieve regional collaboration, BVCOG houses the RPO of the Brazos Valley (BVRPO) to foster this collaboration. The BVRPO meets regularly with a Technical Committee (quarterly) consisting of local government and agency officials, and with a Transportation Workgroup (bi-monthly) consisting of health and human service providers. Together, vital transportation issues affecting the Brazos Valley region can be discussed and carried out to improve transportation connections region-wide.

Click here to view the BVRPO bylaws.

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