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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. 

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Long-Range Transportation Plan

Long-Range Transportation Plan

The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) consists of 18 member municipalities. It is dedicated to preserving and improving the quality of life and economic vitality in western Connecticut. WestCOG serves as the staff to the South Western Region MPO (SWRMPO) and the Housatonic Valley MPO (HVMPO).
Per federal requirements, each MPO must prepare a Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) every four years which is a prerequisite for federal transportation funding. The LRTP covers a 25-year study period and serves as a guide for developing a transportation system that is accessible, safe, and reliable, thereby contributing to a higher quality of life for the region’s residents.

The previous 2015 LRTPs are available on our website here.

For the latest listening sessions, please see plan.westcog.org or click here. Please submit LRTP comments via email to plan@westcog.org.

Development of the LRTP

During the development of the LRTP, many topics are studied to better understand emerging demographic and transportation trends in the region. Understanding these demands allows the region to identify short and long term investments that will enhance the transportation system. Based on findings from the data analysis, as well as feedback from the public and municipalities, the LRTP will develop investment strategies to guide transportation improvements. These strategies will be fiscally-constrained and will be phased over a 25-year period.

LRTP Planning Factors

The metropolitan transportation planning process shall be continuous, cooperative, and comprehensive, and provide for consideration and implementation of projects, strategies, and services that will address the following factors:
(1) Support the economic vitality of the metropolitan area, especially by enabling global competitiveness, productivity, and efficiency;
(2) Increase the safety of the transportation system for motorized and non-motorized users;
(3) Increase the security of the transportation system for motorized and non-motorized users;
(4) Increase accessibility and mobility of people and freight;
(5) Protect and enhance the environment, promote energy conservation, improve the quality of life, and promote consistency between transportation improvements and State and local planned growth and economic development patterns;
(6) Enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system, across and between modes, for people and freight;
(7) Promote efficient system management and operation;
(8) Emphasize the preservation of the existing transportation system;
(9) Improve the resiliency and reliability of the transportation system and reduce or mitigate storm water impacts of surface transportation; and
(10) Enhance travel and tourism.

Investment Strategies

Based on findings from the data analysis, as well as feedback from the public and municipalities, the LRTP will develop investment strategies to guide transportation improvements. These strategies will be fiscally-constrained and will be phased over a 25-year period.

We Want to Hear From You!

WestCOG is kicking off the public engagement process by hosting a series of information sessions across the region to meet with residents who are interested in the transportation system. Members of the public are encouraged to attend these information sessions to discuss the LRTP and other transportation topics.

The schedule can be found here. You can also subscribe to the LRTP mailing list below!

Long Range Transportation Plans

Long-Range Transportation Plans:

HVMPO

HVMPO Long-Range Transportation Plan, 2019-2045

Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (HVMPO) Long-Range Transportation Plan, 2019-2045: This regional transportation plan is a statement by the Housatonic Valley Region’s municipal chief elected officials, serving as the area’s federally recognized regional agency for transportation planning, as to what investments and strategies are needed to improve and balance mobility within the Region.

The Plan is a prerequisite for federal transportation funding. It is the result of a transportation planning process designed to increase the public’s awareness of transportation matters. It provides all parties with a welcoming point of contact with transportation investment decision making.

ESPAÑOL: Planes de Transporte a Largo Plazo de La Organización Metropolitana de Planificación para la Región del Valle de Housatonic (HVMPO), 2019-2045: Este plan de transporte regional es una declaración de los principales funcionarios municipals electos de la Región del Valle de Housatonic, que sirve como la agencia regional reconocida federalmente para la planificación del transporte, en cuanto a qué inversions y estrategias son necesarias para mejorar y equilibrar la movilidad dentro de la región.

El plan es un requisito previo para la financiación del transporte federal. Es el resultado de un proceso de planificación de transporte diseñado para aumentar la conciencia pública sobre los asuntos de transporte. Proporciona todas las partes con un punto de contacto acogedor con la toma de decisiones de inversión en transporte.

PORTUGUÊS: Planos de Transporte de Longo Alcance para a Organização Metropolitana de Planejamento para a Região do Vale Housatonic (HVMPO), 2019-2045: Este plano de transporte regional é uma declaração dos diretores eleitos do governo municipal da Região do Vale de Housatonic, que serve como a agência regional federalmente reconhecida para planejamento de transporte, quanto aos investimentos e estratégias necessários para melhorar e equilibrar a mobilidade dentro da Região.

O Plano é um pré-requisito para o financiamento do transporte federal. É o resultado de um processo de planejamento de transporte projetado para aumentar a consciência pública sobre questões de transporte. Ele fornece todas as partes com um ponto de contato de boas-vindas com a tomada de decisões de investimento em transporte.

FRANCAIS: Le Plan de Transport à Longue Distance pour l’Organisation métropolitaine de planification de la Région de la Vallée Housatonic (HVMPO), 2019-2045: Ce plan de transport régional est une déclaration des élus municipaux en chef de la région de Housatonic Valley, qui fait office d’organisme régional de planification des transports reconnu par le gouvernement federal pour la planification des transports, afin de déterminer les investissements et les stratégies nécessaires pour améliorer et équilibrer la mobilité dans la region.

Le plan est une condition préalable au financement fédéral des transports. C’est le résultat d’un processus de planification de transport conçu pour sensibiliser davanatge le public aux questions de transport. Il fournit à toutes les parties un point de contact accueillant pour la prise de decision en matière d’investissement dans les transports.

SWRMPO

SWRMPO Long-Range Transportation Plan, 2019-2045

The South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWRMPO) is pleased to announce the endorsement of the Long Range Transportation Plan for the SWRMPO, 2019-2045. This plan is the official Long Range Transportation Plan for the South Western Region, covering the time period between 2019-2045.

This plan provides a “blueprint” for transportation investment in the eight towns of the South Western Region: Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, and Wilton. This plan serves as a guide for developing a transportation system that is accessible, safe, and reliable, thereby contributing to a higher quality of life for the Region’s residents.

ESPAÑOL: La Organización Metropolitana de Planificación para la Región Suroeste (SWRMPO) se complace en anunciar la aprobación del Plan de Transporte a Largo Plazo para la SWRMPO, 2019-2045. Este plan es el plan oficial de Transporte a Largo Plazo para la región sur occidental, que cobre el período de tiempo entre 2019-2045.

Este plan proporciona un ” modelo ” para la inversión de transporte en los ocho municipios de la región suroeste: Darien, Greenwich, Nueva Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, y Wilton. Este plan sirve como una guía para el desarrollo de un sistema de transporte que sea accesible, seguro y fiable, lo que contribuye a una mejor calidad de vida para la región residentes.

PORTUGUÊS: A Organização Metropolitana de Planejamento para a Região Sudoeste (SWRMPO) tem o prazer de anunciar o endosso do Plano de Longo Alcance Transporte para a SWRMPO, 2019-2045. Este plano é o funcionário Plano de Longo Alcance Transporte para a Região Sudoeste, que cobre o período de tempo entre 2019-2045.

Este plano proporciona um “modelo” para o investimento transporte nas oito cidades da Região Sudoeste: Darien, Greenwich, Nova Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, e Wilton. Indo este plano serve como um guia para o desenvolvimento de um sistema de transporte que é acessível, seguro e confiável, contribuindo assim para uma melhor qualidade de vida para os moradores da região.

FRANCAIS: L’Organisation métropolitaine de planification de la Région Sud – Ouest (SWRMPO) est heureuse d’annoncer l’approbation du Plan de Transport à Longue Distance pour la SWRMPO, 2019-2045. Ce plan est le plan officiel de transport à longue distance pour la région du Sud – Ouest, couvrant la période de temps entre, 2019-2045.

Ce plan fournit un ” plan ” pour les investissements dans les transports dans les huit villes de la région du Sud – Ouest: Darien, Greenwich, Nouveau Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, et Wilton. Ce plan sert de guide pour l’élaboration d’ un système de transport qui est accessible, sûr et fiable, contribuant à une meilleure qualité de vie pour les habitants de la région.


Air Quality Conformity

The Air Quality Conformity Determination report can be found here.


Previous Plans

2015-2040 Regional Transportation Plan for the Housatonic Valley Region, 2015

HV Regional Transportation PlanThis regional transportation plan is a statement by the Housatonic Valley Region’s municipal chief elected officials, serving as the area’s federally recognized regional agency for transportation planning, as to what investments and strategies are needed to improve and balance mobility within the Region.
The Plan is a prerequisite for federal transportation funding. It is the result of a transportation planning process designed to increase the public’s awareness of transportation matters. It provides all parties with a welcoming point of contact with transportation investment decision making.

Final Report

South Western Region Long Range Transportation Plan, 2015

Going Forward – The Plan to Maintain & Improve Mobility

SWRPASWRPA_LRTP_2040_fullThe South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWRMPO) is pleased to announce the endorsement of Going Forward – The Plan to Maintain & Improve Mobility. Going Forward is the official Long Range Transportation Plan for the South Western Region, covering the time period between, 2015-2040.
Going Forward provides a “blueprint” for transportation investment in the eight towns of the South Western Region: Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, and Wilton. Going Forward serves as a guide for developing a transportation system that is accessible, safe, and reliable, thereby contributing to a higher quality of life for the Region’s residents.

Final Report

Executive Summary

Frequently Asked Questions

Transportation Planning – Eight Factors Required by 23CFR 450.306

Air Quality Conformity Findings

Public Involvement

Public Involvement Plan

March 25, 2011 Media Release
March 25, 2011 Media Release – Spanish
April 12, 2011 Media Release
June 10, 2013 Media Release

Past Long Range Transportation Plans

Submit Comments in writing or electronically. Comments concerning “Going Forward” – The Plan to Maintain & Improve Mobility can be sent directly to members of the WestCOG staff. You can use this printer-friendly comment form or contact WestCOG directly.