Category Archives: Transportation

MAP Forum 2020 Annual Spring Meeting

The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum, a consortium of ten metropolitan planning organizations and councils of governments from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, held its Annual Spring Meeting virtually on June 19, 2020.

This year’s meeting led off with an update from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) on MAP Forum activities during the public health emergency. The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) also presented on how the supply chain has been impacted by COVID-19 highlighting freight challenges and initiatives, government response, and emerging trends.

The Capitol Region Council of Governments presented an overview on the success of the CTfastrak BRT service and shared an update on a pilot program to test three electric-powered autonomous buses between New Britain and Hartford. Greater Bridgeport Transit (GBT) shared an overview of GBT’s planning and response to COVID-19 as well as an update on the rollout of GBT’s Zero Emissions bus project.

NJTPA presented a demonstration of their central content management system as well as a summary of the results from the multi-state truck rest area survey. NYMTC gave a brief update on its multi-state transportation forecasting work.

The Presentations

5310 Funding Program

The Section 5310 program provides Federal funding for capital expenses (up to 80% of total project cost) and operating expenses (up to 50% of total project cost) to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation service and expanding transportation mobility options.

The application process has begun. See more information on the application process on WestCOG’s 5310 Webpage.

The february newsletter has arrived

Our monthly publication has news, project updates, grant opportunities, and events for the Region.  In this month’s issue we have some exciting news about Newtown’s Al’s Trail, WestCOG’s new Regional Map Viewer, a Land Conservation conference, and more!

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Newtown Bike and Trails Committee hosts open house

On Sunday, March 8 at the Newtown Community Center, the Bike and Trails Committee will be hosting an open house to inform the public about opening opportunities to outdoor recreation! More information and registration instructions are below the cut.

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THE FIRST NEWSLETTER OF 2020 IS HERE

WestCOG’s first newsletter of the year is here! Our monthly publication has news, project updates, grant opportunities, and events for the Region. This month’s highlights include news items about awards recently received by the City of Stamford, opportunities with WestCOG, a 5G Informational Forum at the Ferguson Library, and more!

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REMINDER: 2020-2030 WESTERN CONNECTICUT POCD PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS

The Draft 2020-2030 Western Connecticut Regional Plan of Conservation and Development is now available for public comment. Join us at one of our Public Information Meetings to learn more about the plan, ask questions and provide feedback.

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