Roadway Access Control Committee (RACC)

An advisory subcommittee to the Transportation Coordinating Committee (TCC) and the Metropolitan Transportation Board (MTB)


This committee meets on an as-needed basis at a time and location established by the staff coordinator, and may be called at the direction of the TCC or MTB. Remote meetings being held currently, otherwise in the First Floor Conference Room at the MRCOG building.


All jurisdictions within the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area have agreed to set policy to control vehicular access along the selected roadways or sections of roadways identified in the Inventory of Roadway Access Limitations in a way to preserve reasonable property access, maintain a reasonable traffic flow and level of service; preserve the safety of motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users, and allow for economic development and the safe and efficient movement of people and goods.

All matters brought before the RACC are for the purpose of providing analyses and recommendations to the Transportation Coordinating Committee (TCC) and shall not be construed to have any decision-making authority. Each agency has one vote.


Certain roadways within the metropolitan planning area are designated as limited access facilities. These policies identify permitted access locations, types of access that may be allowed, and the procedures used to modify access on the roadways.

Committee Members

The Roadway Access Control Committee (RACC) is composed of traffic engineers representing the NMDOT, the City of Albuquerque, the City of Rio Rancho, Bernalillo County, Valencia County (which may be represented collectively with other Valencia County jurisdictions), and staff traffic engineers from any other MPO member agency wishing to participate. A member agency or group of agencies, may designate a consultant to represent their interests (any such consultant must abstain from any decision-making actions on an access modification project if the consultant has been hired by the developer proposing the subject project).