SECTIONS AND PROGRAMS
- Traffic Safety
- Bicycle, Pedestrian and Equestrian (BPE) Program
- RPO/MPO Liaison
- Native American Transportation Liaison
- Scenic Byway Program
- Local Technical Assistance Program
- Data Management
- Government to Government
- Annual Work Program
- 2030 Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan
- Federal Function Classification Map
- State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
- Planning Procedures Manual
The Statewide Planning Bureau ensures compliance with federal and state planning regulations for Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and, for the non-metropolitan consultation process, through working with Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPO). The Bureau is charged with developing the Statewide Long Range Multimodal Transportation Plan, the NMDOT’s Public Involvement Plan and the Comprehensive Transportation Safety Plan. The Bureau oversees the Transportation Alternatives Program, Scenic Byways Program, Safe Routes to Schools Program and Bicycle/Pedestrian/Equestrian Program. The Bureau provides coordination and technical assistance and training to local and tribal governments for local project implementation.
Anne McLaughlin, Bureau Chief
The Statewide Planning Bureau’s Government to Government (GTG) Unit monitors state and federal legislation pertaining to transportation appropriations and policies; conducts research into national Best Practices related to state transportation planning programs; develops and oversees implementation of the Statewide Long Range Plan (SLRP) and the Public Involvement Plan; provides technical assistance, including transportation modeling and analysis, to other planning efforts initiated by the Department; coordinates local involvement in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP); manages the Safe Routes To School, Scenic Byways, Transportation Alternatives, Bicycle/Pedestrian and Equestrian and Tribal Outreach programs.
The GTG Unit administers contracts for seven RPOs and five MPOs, and works closely with NMDOT’s District Offices, STIP Unit, Design Regions and other Divisions to ensure proactive enforcement of state and federal laws.
Jessica Griffin, Government to Government Unit Supervisor
The BPE program develops recommendations for program and policy actions by NMDOT and provide an opportunity for communities to exchange ideas on state BPE projects and planning efforts. The Coordinator provides residents and visiting cyclists with information on New Mexico’s laws and bicycling environment.
Rosa Kozub, Bicycle Pedestrian Equestrian Coordinator
Planning staff also serve as liaisons to New Mexico's Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) - and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPO).
Section 112 of the Federal Highway Act of 1973 and subsequent federal transportation legislation require that Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) conduct comprehensive transportation planning for metropolitan areas with populations of 50,000 or more.
New Mexico has four MPOs:
- Las Cruces
- Mid Region (Albuquerque area)
- Santa Fe
- In addition, the City of Sunland Park on the New Mexico/Texas/Mexico border is within the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Area.
Federal law requires MPOs to develop Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) and long-range transportation plans.
Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) are state-designated entities that orchestrate rural transportation planning.
New Mexico has six RPOs
- Mid-Region Rural Transportation Planning Organizations (MRRTPO)
- Northeast Regional Transporation Planning Organization (NERTPO)
- Northern Pueblos Regional Planning Organization (NPRPO)
- Northwest Regional Planning Organization (NWRPO)
- South Central Regional Planning Organization (SCRPO)
- Southeast Regional Planning Organization (SERPO)
- Southwest Regional Planning Organization (SWRPO)
Each RPO is comprised of a Policy Committee and a Technical Committee or a joint committee where appropriate.
RPO Policy Committee members represent the governmental entities that comprise the RPO and are authorized to make decisions on their behalf. Technical Committee members are professional staff who provide technical expertise to the transportation planning process.
Jason Coffey, MPO/RTPO Liaison (Mid Region MPO, Mid Region RTPO)
The purpose of Native American Transportation Liaison at NMDOT is to maintain the Government to Government relationships outlined in the New Mexico State Tribal Relations Act and to assure compliance with the federal tribal coordination requirements. The NMDOT has increased its participation and partnership with tribal governments significantly since 2004 through completing Memoranda of Agreement (MOA)s and Joint Powers Agreement (JPA)s with all of the pueblos and tribal nations in the State. In addition, New Mexico is one of a small number of states that support and encourage tribal participation in the MPO and RPO State transportation planning processes. The NMDOT Tribal Liaison has been proactive in conducting outreach, mediating misunderstandings between tribal entities and the NMDOT and building close relationships based on experience and accountability.
Ron D. Shutiva, Native American Tribal Liaison
Office: 505- 827-5547
Due to MAP-21, the current transportation authorization bill, no new grants are being made under the Scenic Byways Program. NMDOT administers outstanding contracts remaining from SAFETEA-LU and encourages project sponsors to look to state sources of funding for continued sustenance of their programs. In addition, a few eligibilities under Scenic Byways have been rolled into the Transportation Alternatives Program. More information can be obtained by following the links to the right.
Alan Hoogasian, Scenic Byways Urban & Regional Planner
NMLTAP a Program that solves problems
It is through personalized assistance that NMLTAP is able to adapt its program to address the unique challenges faced by our customers. The Center provides local and tribal agencies with a variety of adaptable tools—training events, technology transfer resources, and personalized on-site heavy equipment training—for improving their transportation operations.
NM LTAP does not provide engineering services; we do offer proven solutions to many transportation problems. If you have any questions regarding eligibility or need additional information please call your NMLTAP Center at (800) 523-3028.
What Services does NMLTAP Provide?
- Publish a quarterly newsletter
- Maintain the Lending, Multi-Media, and Resource Libraries
- Provide information regarding transportation issues
- Conduct Training based on local or tribal needs; Worker/Work Place Safety, Workforce Development, Highway Safety, and Infrastructure Management
- Provide assistance, referrals, or information through on-site, telephone, or email consultation
Every Day Counts
EDC is designed to identify and deploy innovation aimed at shortening project delivery, enhancing the safety of our roadways, and protecting the environment. Click here for more information.
Adaptive Signal Control
Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System
Lee Cabeza de Vaca, Program Director
Eric Garcia, Staff Development
Barbara Valencia, Program Assistant
The Data Management Bureau provides planning and engineering data to NMDOT staff, FHWA, government, businesses, and the public. The Data Management Bureau oversees:
- Traffic Data Reporting which processes all traffic count data, reports monthly to FHWA, provides traffic forecasts to PDEs.
- Traffic Data Collection that collects short term traffic counts and maintains permanent count network of 120 sites.
- Weigh In Motion which maintains 16 sites, plans for new sites and upgrades.
- TIMS/Field Verification maintains road inventory database, produces HPMS report.
Posted Routes - Legal Discription
Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) listings for the Interstate, NM, and US Routes are listed. Please reference the Cover Page for the TIMS Database Listings for interpretation and use of the data. Call 827-5529, 827-5553, or 827-5545 for questions and inquires on any other routes.
Yolanda Duran, Data Management Bureau Chief
Elizer Pena, Traffic Data Reporting Supervisor
Titus Ispirescu, Tims/Field Verification Section Manager