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2022 Spring Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum

2018 Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum | Western  Connecticut Council of Governments

June 3, 2022; 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces its 2022 Spring Meeting on Friday June 3, 2022 at 10:30 am. This meeting will be hosted by the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments as a webinar. Registration for the meeting webinar can be accessed below.

AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions (10:30 am – 10:40 am) – Rick Dunne, Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments
  2. Welcoming Remarks (10:40 am – 10:50 am) – Mayor Neil O’Leary, City of Waterbury & Chair, Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments
  3. Keynote (10:50 am – 11:05 am) — Rail Service and the Post-Pandemic Market
    Fred Nangle, Deputy Director, Service Planning Projects Operations Planning & Analysis
    MTA Metro-North Railroad
  1. Regional Issues (11:05 am – 11:45 PM)
    a. COVID survey results — Mark Abraham, DataHaven
    b. Route 8 and Waterbury Rail Line Alternative Modes Assessment – Mark Nielsen, Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments
  2. Public Participation (11:45 am – 12:00 pm)
  3. Work Program Activities (12:00 pm – 12:25 pm)
    a. Multi-State Freight Working Group – Anne Strauss-Wieder, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
    b. Multi-State Resilience Working Group – Meghan Sloan, Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments
    c. MAP Forum Hub – Gabrielle Fausel, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
  4. Next meeting and agenda items (12:25 pm – 12:30 pm) – Rick Dunne
  5. Adjourn (no later than 12:30 pm)

The MAP Forum is a consortium of ten metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and councils of government (COGs) in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the coordination of planning activities in the multi-state metropolitan region.


The MAP Forum complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and federal Limited English Proficiency guidelines.  If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, or translation services, please contact NYMTC-Public-Info@dot.ny.gov no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting.  

CTDOT Air Quality Conformity Determination Report Public Comment Period 3/10/2022 – 4/10/2022

Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) is holding a public comment period from March 10, 2022 to April 10, 2022 on the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) air quality emissions analysis. The analysis titled, Ozone and PM2.5 Air Quality Conformity Determination of the 2019-2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plans and the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Programs, As Amended, is available for review below.

This is a statewide initiative and comments are encouraged. The public meeting to potentially endorse the analysis will be held during the HVMPO and SWRMPO meeting on Thursday, April 21st at 12pm. Please refer to the WestCOG website for more information and meeting updates. To submit comments please email: plan@westcog.org or mail: 1 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, CT 06482.


For language assistance or other accommodations, contact WestCOG at help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

Para asistencia con el idioma y otras adaptaciones, por favor póngase en contacto con WestCOG al help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

Para obter assistência língua ou outras acomodações, entre em contato com WestCOG em help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

Pour obtenir de l’aide linguistique ou d’autres mesures d’adaptation, contactez WestCOG à help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

Aby uzyskać pomoc językową lub inne zakwaterowanie, skontaktuj się z firmą WestCOG pod adresem help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060.

Regional Transportation Safety Plan

Regional Transportation Safety Plan

In 2017, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) published the Connecticut Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to guide the State in reducing injuries and fatalities along Connecticut roadways. This Regional Transportation Safety Plan (RTSP) is in congruence with the Connecticut SHSP. It will serve as a road map and strategy to help the Western Connecticut Region and its 18 municipalities collaborate with the State in reducing injury and fatal crashes. It will also serve to increase safety awareness and allow the member towns, cities, and the region to focus on their transportation safety issues.

Language Assistance

For language assistance or other accommodations, contact WestCOG at:

Para asistencia con el idioma y otras adaptaciones, por favor póngase en contacto con WestCOG al:

Para obter assistência língua ou outras acomodações, entre em contato com WestCOG em:

Pour obtenir de l’aide linguistique ou d’autres mesures d’adaptation, contactez WestCOG à:

Aby uzyskać pomoc językową lub inne zakwaterowanie, skontaktuj się z firmą WestCOG pod adresem:

help@westcog.org / 475-323-2060

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.