Western Connecticut Council of Governments

Public Involvement

Public Involvement Plan

Executive Summary

Pursuant to Title 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 450.316, federal transportation planning rules require that WestCOG, SWRMPO and HVMPO maintain the Public Involvement Plan (PIP) as detailed below. The policy objectives for the PIP are to:

  • Educate and inform the public about transportation planning, projects, and issues within their communities and the Region.
  • Involve the public in the transportation planning process.
  • Ensure that information is easily accessible to all interested parties in the community.
  • Improve the decision-making process to include the interest/needs of stakeholders through informed consent.
  • Continue to evaluate and improve public participation strategies.

A requirement for receipt of federal transportation planning and project funds in urban areas is the continuing operation therein of a regional Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The purpose of the document is to provide public involvement policies for the two MPOs within the boundary of the Western CT Council of Governments (WestCOG). As WestCOG administers funds for the two MPOs and serves as their host agency, that Council itself is subject to compliance procedures. MPOs have formal roles in the federal transportation planning process along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal law (Code of Federal Regulations 23 United States Code §134 – Metropolitan Transportation Planning) defines the structure of MPOs nationwide. 

Title VI Compliance, Limited English Proficiency & Environmental Justice Plan

Language Assistance Plan

The Language Assistance Plan outlines the language assistance measures provided by WestCOG.

Title VI Notice & Complaint Forms

ENGLISH: In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, WestCOG operates its programs without regard to race, color and national origin. WestCOG has an established process in place to deal with complaints of discrimination. For more information about WESTCOG obligations under Title VI, or if you have a complaint, contact N. Sullivan at 475-323-2071.

Complaint form

Title VI Notice

ESPAÑOL: De acuerdo con el Titulo VI del Acta de Derechos Civiles de 1964, WestCOG ofrece sus servicos a personas de cualquier raza, color o nacionalidad. WestCOG ha establecido un proceso para resolver comentarios relacionados con la discriminación. Para más información sobre las obligaciones de WestCOG bajo el Titulo VI, o si tiene algún comentario sobre el tema, comuníquese con N. Sullivan al 475-323-2071.

Formulario de queja

Aviso del Título VI

PORTUGUÊS: De acordo com o Título VI da Lei dos Direitos Civis de 1964, o WestCOG opera seus programas sem preconceito de raça, cor ou nacionalidade. O WestCOG tem um processo reputável em vigor para lidar com denúncias de discriminação. Para obter mais informações sobre as obrigatoriedades da WestCOG sob o Título VI, ou se você tem uma denúncia a fazer, entre em contato com N. Sullivan pelo telefone 475-323-2071.

Formulário de reclamação

Título VI aviso

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