Planning and Projects

WYDOT's Planning Program is comprised of the Planning, Programming, Environmental Services and Local Government Coordination sections.

The Planning Section collects, interprets and analyzes traffic, transportation and socio-economic data. This information is then used for a variety of purposes including long range transportation planning, needs analysis support, city and county transportation plans, urban system modeling and planning, and Federal Highway Administration information requirements. Systems Planning also provides planning assistance to tribal governments and manages various functions associated with freight and rail planning, at-grade rail crossings, and provides as-needed transportation planning support to county, municipal and tribal governments.

Programming compiles transportation needs for the State Transportation System, prioritizing those needs and programming projects to address the needs. This section compiles the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), maintains the State Highway System Needs Analysis reports and produces WYDOT’s cartographic maps. Programming also manages and coordinates the WYDOT Research Center.

Environmental Services ensures that WYDOT’s transportation process complies with all state and federal environmental laws and mandates through public disclosure in a timely and economical fashion. It also provides the department with all necessary policies to protect Wyoming’s environment while promoting efficient and effective operation of its transportation system. This section coordinates preparation of environmental documents and provides assistance to field operations during design, construction and maintenance activities.

Local Government Coordination (LGC) administers WYDOT’s off-system and local programs, cooperative agreements and public transit programs. LGC acts as WYDOT’s liaison with local governments, local government associations and public/private groups supporting local and statewide transportation issues. Public Transit programs are administered by WYDOT with partnership arrangements with local public transit providers and local, private and non-profit organizations. Cooperative agreements are prepared by LGC with local, state and federal agencies.  

CO-WY Transit Feasibility Study

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) / Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) have completed a transit connection feasibility analysis between northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. This transit analysis examined transit needs, routing, amenities, and the overall benefits to communities in the North Front Range region of Colorado and the Cheyenne, Wyoming area.

For more information, visit Cheyenne MPO’s website