The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces its 2017 Annual Meeting on December 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm in Lower Manhattan. Continue reading MAP Forum Annual Meeting 2017
Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP)
LOTCIP provides state funding for a variety of municipal transportation capital improvements, including: bridge rehabilitation and replacement; road reconstruction; intersection improvements; traffic signals; streetscapes; sidewalks; multi-use trails; and pedestrian bridges. Projects must be located on roads classified as collector or arterial, however bridge projects with spans over 20 feet and transportation alternatives projects (typically bicycle and pedestrian improvements, such as multi-use trails) are exceptions.
The WestCOG region received at total of $41.2 million under this program in FY 2014-17, and $44.2 million is proposed for FY 2018-21. A total of 25 Projects have been allocated funding in the WestCOG region under this program to date.
Current project allocations in the Housatonic Valley Region
Current project allocations in the South West Region
More information concerning the LOTCIP program is available on the CT DOT web page.
Foundational Plans & Programs
The TIP is a financially-constrained list of all highway and public transit projects proposed to be undertaken utilizing federal funding, requiring federal approval, or of regional significance over a four year period in each MPO region.
Two long range regional transportation plans, one for the SWRMPO area and one for the HVMPO area, make recommendations for improvements to transportation facilities and services. Updated every five years, the LRTP seeks to lay out investments and strategies to improve mobility in the region. The Transportation Improvement Programs above select projects from these plans to be funded.
A Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is a required document outlining transportation planning activities performed in accordance with United States Code (23 CFR Part 450.308). The work program serves as a guide to develop and advance the implementation of plans, programs, and projects that seek to address the eight planning factors identified in §450.306(a)). Such factors include, but are not limited to: preserving and improving the transportation system, enhancing mobility and connectivity, supporting economic vitality, safety and security, as well as environmental considerations.
Opportunities for public involvement are a cornerstone of the transportation planning process.
SAVE THE DATE – The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum, a consortium of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut-Pennsylvania region, announces the first meeting of its newly formed Multi-State Freight Working Group on Wednesday November 1, 2017. Continue reading Multi-State Freight Working Group
The City of Danbury is currently undertaking a transit-oriented development (TOD) study to advance the revitalization of Downtown Danbury.
The draft of the South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWRMPO) 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is being updated, and will be considered for endorsement at the SWRMPO meeting on August 17, 2017. Continue reading Public Comment Requested for 2018-2021 SWRMPO TIP
The draft The Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (HVMPO) 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is being updated, and will be considered for endorsement at the HVMPO meeting on August 17, 2017. Continue reading Public Comment Requested for 2018-2021 HVMPO TIP