The Mid-Region Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) did its call for transportation project proposals for potential inclusion in the 2015 Mid-Region Regional Transportation Improvement Program Recommendation (RTIPR) in October 2014. The RTIPR serves as a set of proposed projects from which the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) identifies feasible, fundable projects in the Mid-Region RTPO area. This call for projects applied to the communities in the Mid-Region RTPO area, which includes Torrance, northern Sandoval and southern Santa Fe Counties. The MRRTPO Committee met on February 12, 2015 to rate and rank the 2015 RTIPR. MRRTPO did not do another call for projects in 2015 or 2016, but information about the next call for projects for the RTIPR will be posted here.
The central portion of Valencia County was designated as a newly urbanized area by the US Census Bureau as a result of the 2010 Census. Subsequently, Valencia County and its municipalities voted to join the MRMPO. During the same time period, the pueblos in NMDOT District 3 indicated their desire to join the MPO. This expansion of the boundaries of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area was approved by Governor Martinez in early March 2013 and has resulted in changes to the RTPO boundaries. The newly designated MPO and RTPO boundaries are shown on the revised map (PDF). The list of communities eligible to participate in the Mid-Region RTPO was modified at the same time.