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2022 Spring Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum

2018 Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum | Western  Connecticut Council of Governments

June 3, 2022; 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces its 2022 Spring Meeting on Friday June 3, 2022 at 10:30 am. This meeting will be hosted by the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments as a webinar. Registration for the meeting webinar can be accessed below.

AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions (10:30 am – 10:40 am) – Rick Dunne, Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments
  2. Welcoming Remarks (10:40 am – 10:50 am) – Mayor Neil O’Leary, City of Waterbury & Chair, Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments
  3. Keynote (10:50 am – 11:05 am) — Rail Service and the Post-Pandemic Market
    Fred Nangle, Deputy Director, Service Planning Projects Operations Planning & Analysis
    MTA Metro-North Railroad
  1. Regional Issues (11:05 am – 11:45 PM)
    a. COVID survey results — Mark Abraham, DataHaven
    b. Route 8 and Waterbury Rail Line Alternative Modes Assessment – Mark Nielsen, Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments
  2. Public Participation (11:45 am – 12:00 pm)
  3. Work Program Activities (12:00 pm – 12:25 pm)
    a. Multi-State Freight Working Group – Anne Strauss-Wieder, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
    b. Multi-State Resilience Working Group – Meghan Sloan, Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments
    c. MAP Forum Hub – Gabrielle Fausel, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
  4. Next meeting and agenda items (12:25 pm – 12:30 pm) – Rick Dunne
  5. Adjourn (no later than 12:30 pm)

The MAP Forum is a consortium of ten metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and councils of government (COGs) in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the coordination of planning activities in the multi-state metropolitan region.


The MAP Forum complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and federal Limited English Proficiency guidelines.  If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, or translation services, please contact NYMTC-Public-Info@dot.ny.gov no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting.  

Presentation on the Regional Freight Land Use Study

PUBLIC NOTICE; MULTI-STATE FREIGHT WORKING GROUP

Thursday May 12, 2022; 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Multi-State Freight Working Group of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces a presentation on the Regional Freight Land Use Study on May 12, 2022, at 10:00 am. This virtual meeting will be available as a webinar:

Thursday, May 12, 2022 10:00 am | 1 hour
Meeting number: 161 188 7786
Password: NYMTC123
Phone:
+1-518-549-0500 USA Toll
Access code: 161 188 7786

The Regional Freight Land Use Study, funded through the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, has been undertaken to assess the current mix of land uses related to goods movement in the multi-state New York City metropolitan region. The Study assessed the impacts on those land uses of changing business models among retailers and shippers as they develop, adapt, and deploy new technologies. The Study evaluated local, regional, and national development pressures on freight-related and industrial land uses in the multi-state metropolitan region. This region includes the planning areas of the 10 Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Councils of Government in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania which comprise the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum.

Western Connecticut Affordable Housing Plan Public Comment Period 3/21/2022 – 4/20/2022

The Western Connecticut Council of Governments is holding a public comment period from March 21, 2022, to April 20, 2022, on the draft Western Connecticut Affordable Housing Plan and associated municipal annexes.  The draft Plan is available for inspection at westcog.org. Comments on the draft Plans can be made by mail to the WestCOG office (1 Riverside Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482), via email: plan@westcog.org or at the public information meetings listed below.

All interested parties may attend the three public information meetings being held on– Wednesday, March 30th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31st from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Friday, April 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Please go to westcog.org to register for the public information meetings.  Comments will be addressed on a first-come, first-serve basis and the meetings will conclude at the times listed above.  

  1. Wednesday, March 30th from 6:30PM to 7:30PM
    (Registration Link)
  2. Thursday, March 31st from 6:30PM to 7:30PM
    (Registration Link)
  3. Friday, April 1st from 11:00AM to 12:00PM
    (Registration Link)

Advanced registration is required. All three meetings will cover the same topics and provide an overview of the Regional Plan and Municipal Annexes. Comments will be addressed on a first-come, first-serve basis and the meetings will conclude at the times listed above.    


For language assistance or other accommodations, contact WestCOG at help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

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Federal Certification Review 2022

USDOT Building

Every four years, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) must certify that South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWRMPO) is carrying out the metropolitan planning process in adherence with federal statutes and regulations under 23 U.S.C. 134 and 49 U.S.C. 5303.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will conduct a joint review of SWRMPO’s metropolitan planning process. As part of this review, there will be an opportunity for public comment on April 12, 2022 during the Technical Advisory Group meeting which begins at 11:00 am.

To register for virtual attendance, please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-K0-BBPoQCGnCHOiLfeXmw

For TAG meeting agenda and information, please visit: https://westcog.org/meetings/tag/

Written comments may also be submitted until April 22, 2022 to:

FHWA, Jennifer Carrier, Transportation Planner
Email. jennifer.carrier@dot.gov
Mail. c/o FHWA Connecticut Division, 450 Main Street, Suite 612; Hartford, CT 06103

FTA, Leah Sirmin, Community Planner
Email. leah.sirmin@dot.gov
Mail. c/o Federal Transit Administration, Region 1, 55 Broadway, Suite 920; Cambridge, MA 02142

Please see the Certification Review Flyer for more details on the review process and how to provide feedback on SWRMPO’s transportation planning program.


For language assistance or other accommodations, contact WestCOG at help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

Para asistencia con el idioma y otras adaptaciones, por favor póngase en contacto con WestCOG al help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

Para obter assistência língua ou outras acomodações, entre em contato com WestCOG em help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

Pour obtenir de l’aide linguistique ou d’autres mesures d’adaptation, contactez WestCOG à help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

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CTDOT Air Quality Conformity Determination Report Public Comment Period 3/10/2022 – 4/10/2022

Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) is holding a public comment period from March 10, 2022 to April 10, 2022 on the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) air quality emissions analysis. The analysis titled, Ozone and PM2.5 Air Quality Conformity Determination of the 2019-2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plans and the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Programs, As Amended, is available for review below.

This is a statewide initiative and comments are encouraged. The public meeting to potentially endorse the analysis will be held during the HVMPO and SWRMPO meeting on Thursday, April 21st at 12pm. Please refer to the WestCOG website for more information and meeting updates. To submit comments please email: plan@westcog.org or mail: 1 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, CT 06482.


For language assistance or other accommodations, contact WestCOG at help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

Para asistencia con el idioma y otras adaptaciones, por favor póngase en contacto con WestCOG al help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

Para obter assistência língua ou outras acomodações, entre em contato com WestCOG em help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

Pour obtenir de l’aide linguistique ou d’autres mesures d’adaptation, contactez WestCOG à help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

Aby uzyskać pomoc językową lub inne zakwaterowanie, skontaktuj się z firmą WestCOG pod adresem help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

RFQ – Regional Affordable Housing Financing Strategy

The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (“WestCOG”) has initiated a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to identify and procure a qualified vendor to evaluate the economics of and strategies for financing the creation of affordable housing.

Deadline. Proposals are due by the end of the application period, December 19, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET. Submissions should be directed to: Mr. Francis R. Pickering, Executive Director at ccarpenter@westcog.org.

Pre-bid meeting. A pre-bid meeting will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET. The meeting will be held by videoconference. Parties interested in attending should e-mail ccarpenter@westcog.org for an invitation link. Attendance, by phone or in person, is optional and is not required in order to respond to this RFQ.

Inquiries. Proposers may submit questions on this RFQ by Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 11:45 PM ET. Questions should be directed to Mr. Francis R. Pickering, Executive Director at ccarpenter@westcog.org. No questions will be accepted by other forms of communication.

PUBLIC NOTICE; MULTI-STATE FREIGHT WORKING GROUP

Thursday March 24, 2022, at 10:00 am

The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces the next meeting of its Multi-State Freight Working Group on March 24, 2022, at 10:00 am. This virtual meeting will be available as a webinar:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/287337765
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 287-337-765
Approval is pending for 2.0 American Institute of Certified Planners – Certification Maintenance (AICP-CM) credits.

The MAP Forum is a consortium of metropolitan planning organizations and councils of government in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the coordination of planning activities in the multi-state metropolitan region.