TRPC’s information services program meets a variety of data and information needs of the region. Collection and publication of local population, housing, economic, environmental, and land use information has been an important activity since TRPC was established in 1967. Some of the products and programs available through TRPC include:
Federal and State Responsibilities: TRPC has both federal and state responsibilities in transportation planning and grant funding allocation. These responsibilities and how they function within TRPC are outlined in the section titled Transportation Responsibilities.
Transportation Work Program Priorities: In addition to complying with federal and state transportation planning requirements, TRPC has a long history of funding additional activities that support implementation of the long-range Regional Transportation Plan objectives. Policy makers identify these work program priorities every two years as part of the development of the Unified Planning Work Program. Some key work programs priorities in the coming years include:
Historically, TRPC has also provided contractual planning services to its members. Early records reveal the Council founders envisioned a cooperative effort that would provide members access to a staff with broad, regional expertise. They understood such expertise would be a valuable asset and the means to deliver a variety of planning services to their jurisdictions and organizations. This concerted effort resulted in a staff who has provided a range of both current and advance planning services to member jurisdictions for nearly 50 years.
TRPC periodically undertakes grant-funded work relating to Council goals and priorities. Competitive grant-funded programs currently underway at TRPC include:
In addition, when state funding is available, TRPC undertakes the following program under direction of local jurisdictions: