Regional Transit Coordinating Council

Regional Transit Coordinating Council

Transit services are recognized by the area/regional public as a large gap in Southwest Colorado’s transportation infrastructure. The 2035 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) cites that 96 percent of Southwest Colorado transit needs are not being met. With regional transit needs recognized by various agencies and the community as a whole, a Southwest Colorado Transit Feasibility Study was undertaken in 2009 to consider how service areas could be expanded. The Region 9 Economic Development District was the administrator of the project, which made recommendations for implementation. Establishing a Working Group or Coordinating Council was one of the recommendations.

A Regional Transit Coordinating Council (RCC) began meeting in September 2010 and is open to area transit service providers, human service providers, government entities, and other interested persons committed to regional transit services improvement in the region. The RCC was selected to participate in the 2011 Accessible Transportation Coalitions Initiative. Funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Easter Seals Project ACTION promotes cooperation between the transportation industry and the disability community to increase mobility for people with disabilities under the ADA and beyond. An action plan for the group, including Project ACTION and regional goals has been finalized and work is underway.

Regional Transit Guide and Transit Coordinating Council Action Plan

The Region Transit Guide provides a brief description of transit services operating in the region and contact information. Regional Transit Guide

The action plan lays out the goals and workplans of the Transit Council along with information about recent progress. Transit Action Plan

Regional Transit Coordinating Council Participants

  • Adaptive Sports Association
  • Archuleta County Department of Human Services
  • Archuleta County Senior Center
  • City of Cortez
  • Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Community Connections
  • Cortez Cab
  • Dolores County Senior Center
  • Durango Mountain Resort
  • Durango School District 9-R
  • Durango T
  • Four Corners Office of Resource Efficiency
  • Ignacio Senior Center
  • La Plata Council on Aging
  • La Plata County Department of Human Services
  • La Plata County/Pine River Senior Centers
  • Montezuma Community Economic Development Association
  • Montezuma County Social Services
  • Montezuma County Transportation
  • Mountain Express, Archuleta County
  • Mountainside Concierge
  • Navajo Transit
  • Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado
  • Roadrunner Transit
  • San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging
  • Southern Ute Tribe
  • Southwest Center for Independence
  • Southwest Colorado Community College
  • Southwest Colorado Council of Governments
  • Southwest Regional Emergency and Trauma Advisory Council
  • Southwest Rides
  • Southwest Workforce Center
  • Town of Bayfield
  • Town of Dolores
  • Town of Ignacio
  • Town of Mancos
  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Statement of Rights

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Southwest Colorado Council of Governments will make every effort, to the maximum extent feasible, to ensure that a person with a disability has access to, and benefits from, its services. The SWCCOG will make reasonable modifications to its policies, programs and procedures when necessary to avoid discrimination and ensure accessibility for people with disabilities.

To request reasonable modifications based on a disability please contact 970-779-4592 or email

The SWCCOG operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the Southwest Colorado Council of Governments. For more information on the Southwest Colorado Council of Government’s civil rights program and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 970-779-4592 or email The complaint procedures and form can also be found here.

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590

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SW Colorado Transit Studies and Plans

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