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Public Comment Requested for 2019-2045 LRTP

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!

LRTP Updates

Draft Plans

Air Quality conformity draft will be posted here soon. Please check back in the near future.

SWRMPO and HVMPO Draft LRTP will be posted here soon. Please check back in the near future.

HVMPO Legal Notice can be found here.

SWRMPO Legal Notice can be found here.


Listening Session Schedule

Listening sessions are currently being scheduled for the HVMPO and SWRMPO Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). We would like to hear from you!

For more information about the LRTP, click here to learn about the current process, or here to see previous plans. A flyer with more information is available here.  Please submit LRTP comments via email to plan@westcog.org.

The schedule is updated regularly. New meetings may be added, and dates, times, and location are subject to change. Check back regularly for updates!

To receive updates about the LRTP listening sessions in your inbox, please sign up for our mailing list.

For language assistance or other accommodations, contact Western Connecticut Council of Governments at least five business days prior to the meeting at help@westcog.org.

Para asistencia con el idioma y otras adaptaciones, por favor póngase en contacto con WestCOG por lo menos cinco días hábiles antes de la reunión al help@westcog.org.

Para obter assistência língua ou outras acomodações, entre em contato com WestCOG pelo menos cinco dias úteis antes da reunião em help@westcog.org.

Pour obtenir de l’aide linguistique ou d’autres mesures d’adaptation, contactez WestCOG au moins cinq jours ouvrables avant la réunion à help@westcog.org.

For your convenience, you can also find this page at plan.westcog.org .

Long Range Transportation Plans

Long-Range Transportation Plans

Air Quality conformity draft will be posted here soon. Please check back in the near future.

SWRMPO and HVMPO Draft LRTP will be posted here soon. Please check back in the near future.

HVMPO Legal Notice can be found here.

SWRMPO Legal Notice can be found here.

If you’re looking for the 2018 LRTP listening session schedule, click 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.