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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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2018 Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum


The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces its 2018 Annual Meeting on December 6, 2018 at 10:30 am in Newark, New Jersey.  For security purposes, please RSVP via Eventbrite at https://mapforum2018.eventbrite.com. The meeting agenda appears below.

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Legislators Hosting Greater Danbury Transportation Forum

DANBURY – To better inform the greater Danbury region on status of area state transportation issues, State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), Michael Ferguson (R-138), Will Duff (R-2), David Arconti (D- 109), Fred Wilms (R-142) Gail Lavielle (R-143), Stephen Harding (R-107) and Sen. Michael McLachlan (R-24) will be holding a State Transportation Forum on March 5th in Danbury with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker. Continue reading Legislators Hosting Greater Danbury Transportation Forum

Congestion Management Process

Congestion Management Process

Per Federal regulation §450.322, the transportation planning process must address congestion management in all Transportation Management Areas (TMA). SWRMPO meets the criteria of a TMA with a population over 200,000.  Since the formation of WestCOG, which now hosts both SWRMPO and HVMPO, highly congested roadways on the national highway system in the HVMPO have also been monitored and reported on.

Specifically, the Congestion Management Process (CMP) includes the following steps:

  1. Determine the highway and transit CMP network;
  2. Define congestion, including parameters to be measured and associated thresholds;
  3. Identify congested links, including review of CTDOT’s Annual Congestion Management System (CMS) report;
  4. Develop strategies to address congested links;
  5. Implement short- and long-term strategies;
  6. Monitor the network, including improvements.

A detailed version of the 2014 Congestion Management Process report can be found here.

The three major arterial roadways in the region are Interstate 95, Interstate 84 and the Merritt Parkway (Route 15). Updated briefings for each specific corridor were created in 2016 and can be accessed here: