About Us

For almost 20 years, the North Front Range Transportation and Air Quality Planning Council (NFRT & AQPC) have worked to promote a regional perspective on some of the most pressing issues facing the North Front Range - transportation and air quality.

The NFRMPO Planning Council administers the region's federally mandated transportation and air quality planning processes. This helps give the local governments a voice in the policies and programs that are funded.

The Council is composed of one representative from each of the following member governments:

BerthoudGarden CityLa SalleTimnathEaton
GreeleyLovelandWeld COEvansJohnstown
MillikenWindsorFort CollinsLarimer COSeverance

The Planning Council also has a representative from both the Colorado Transportation Commission and the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC). The Planning Council receives technical expertise and advice from the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which is comprised of staff from the member entities. Finally, the Council has a broad based public involvement process to gather input that leads to transportation plans and programs that consider the views of all citizens.

In 1988, Governor Roy Romer designated the North Front Range Transportation & Air Quality Planning Council (NFRT & AQPC) as a metropolitan planning organization (MPO). The original seven voting members and the State Highway Commissioner were joined in 1993 by four other municipalities and the State Air Quality Control Commission.
Governor Romer designated the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO) as the lead air quality planning organization for the North Front Range in 1993, giving the voting members (Planning Council) additional responsibilities in transportation-related air quality planning.  It was at this time that the organization used the NFRMPO as their organization name.  By 2007, four more local governments had joined the NFRMPO, bringing the local government memberships up to fifteen.

The NFRMPO is a public agency whose funding comes through federal, state, and local government sources. The goal of the NFRMPO is to enhance mobility and air quality within Northern Colorado.  This goal is achieved by developing cooperative, working relationships and financial partnerships among member governments, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and other public agencies as well as the private sector.

For more information about the MPO, please visit the NFRMPO website.