The mission of the Northwest Mayors & Commissioners Coalition (NW MCC), which was founded in 1999 as a coalition of local governments in Colorado’s northwest metro region, is to speak with one voice regarding regional transportation investment priorities and to retain federal and state lobbyists. It also has long had the support of all city councils, trustees, and commissioners for the Northwest Mobility Study (NAMS) recommendations. Commuting Solutions has also represented the region’s business and civic communities for more than two decades.
Each year the NW MCC and Commuting Solutions formulate a policy agenda in order to define the year’s priorities and better enable representatives of the coalition to advocate jointly advocate for transportation policy and funding in the coming year, and support legislation that is consistent with the agenda. Boulder Mayor Aaron Brockett and Commuting Solutions Board Chair Chris McShane gave an overview of the policy agenda at the 15th Legislative Breakfast. The complete policy agenda can be viewed here.
Highlights of the 2024 Policy Agenda
The 2024 priorities of the NW MCC and Commuting Solutions include:
Northwest Area Projects
- Multimodal Arterial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)/Enhanced Bus Service Projects – particularly on CO 119 between Boulder and Longmong, CO 7 between Brighton and Boulder, US 287 connecting Longmont, Lafayette, Erie and Broomfield to the US 36 BRT corridor, and CO 42/95th Street connecting Erie to the US287/VCO 7 BRT corridors.
- Front Range Passenger Rail
- Rail/Transit Stations and Mobility Hubs
- Railroad Crossing Quiet Zones
General Policy and Funding
- Managed Lanes
- Transportation Funding
- Affordable Living Goals (Housing + Transportation)