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PUBLIC NOTICE for the 5/14/19 Multi-State Freight Working Group meeting

The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces the fourth meeting of its Multi-State Freight Working Group on May 14, 2019 at 10:00 am. For security purposes, anyone interested in attending in person should use the following link to RSVP no later than noon on Friday May 10, 2019:

Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

1085 Raymond Boulevard, 17th floor, Newark, NJ 07102

Please be sure and have a photo ID at the meeting location.


  1. Welcome and Introductions (10:00 am – 10:10 am) – Mary Ameen, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
  2. Regional Commodity and Goods Movement Trends and Developments (10:10 am – 11:00 am)
    1. Freight Rail Industrial Opportunity Corridors Program – Anne Strauss-Wieder, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
    2. Technological Impacts on Goods Movement – Chris Lamm, Cambridge Systematics
  3. Updates on Freight Planning Studies & Activities (11:00 am – 11:45 am)
    1. Goods Movement Strategies for Communities Webtool Demonstration – Quanquan Chen, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
    2. National Freight Fluidity Monitoring Program – Chris Lamm
    3. Regional Freight Land Use Study – Gerry Bogacz, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
    4. Two-minute reports from MAP Forum members
  4. Statewide Freight Plan Status in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania (11:45 am – 12:00 pm)
  5. Future Working Group Activities (12:00 pm – 12:15 pm) — Group
    1. Next Meeting: October 2019, hosted by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
    2. Issues for Future Consideration 
      1. Truck Parking
      2. Rail Freight
      3. Marine Highways
      4. Others?
  6. Adjourn (no later than 12:15 pm)

Please note that the meeting also will be available as a webinar if you cannot attend in person:

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, or American Sign Language, please contact no later than Thursday May 9th.

Thank you for a successful 2019 Legislative Luncheon!

WestCOG sincerely thanks the legislators, Chief Elected Officials, WestCOG staff members, and all attendees of our luncheon in Hartford for a successful and informative meeting! The following priorities were discussed: increase federal transfers; fund and improve transportation; help municipalities support themselves; fix funding formulas; facilitate shared and regional services. WestCOG looks forward to the 2019 legislative session.

Our agenda, which includes more information about these priorities, can be found here.

Public Comment Requested for 2019-2045 LRTP

UPDATED 2/22/2019

The draft of the Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (HVMPO) and South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWRMPO) 2019-2045 Long-Range Transportation Plans are being updated, and will be considered for endorsement at the HVMPO and SWRMPO meeting on April 18, 2019. 

Continue reading Public Comment Requested for 2019-2045 LRTP

WestCOG Legislative Luncheon

You are invited to WestCOG’s Legislative Luncheon on Thursday, February 28TH at 11:30AM in the Capitol Room 310, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT!

Please join us for our annual Legislative Reception and Luncheon to meet our regions’ mayors, first selectmen, and our state lawmakers. This is an opportunity to come together and discuss priorities for our region for the 2019 legislative session.

Please RSVP by February 22, 2019 here.

You can download a flyer invitation here.