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Housatonic Valley Transportation Improvement Program

Housatonic Valley Transportation Improvement Program

Overview

The HVMPO Transportation Improvement Program (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 within the HVMPO region.

The interactive TIP map can be found here.

2018-2021 Program

The HVMPO 2018-2021 TIP was endorsed by the MPO on August 17th 2017 and was approved by the FTA and FHWA on October 19th, 2017, as part of the larger STIP.


Statewide TIP

The HVMPO TIP makes up a part of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). USDOT and EPA approved the 2018-2021 STIP and Air Quality Conformity Documents on October 19, 2017.

More information on the 2018-2021 STIP, 2018 Multi-Regional Approval Projects, 2018 Bridge Report, 2018 Safety Report, Air Quality Conformity, and the 2015-2018 STIP can be found here.

HVMPO

Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization

The Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (HVMPO) is the federally mandated organization designated by the Governor as the forum for cooperative transportation decision-making.

THE HOUSATONIC VALLEY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (HVMPO) PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION IN THEIR PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES*

2018 Meeting Schedule

Voting Members

Chairman: Rudy Marconi, First Selectman, Town of Ridgefield
Vice Chairman: Julia Pemberton, First Selectman, Town of Redding
Matt Knickerbocker, First Selectman, Town of Bethel
Curtis Read, First Selectman, Town of Bridgewater
Stephen Dunn, First Selectman, Town of Brookfield
Mark Boughton, Mayor, City of Danbury
Peter Bass, Mayor, Town of New Milford
Pat Del Monaco, First Selectman, Town of New Fairfield
Daniel Rosenthal, First Selectman, Town of Newtown
Don Lowe, First Selectman, Town of Sherman
Eric Bergstraesser, HARTransit

Meetings & Minutes

Minutes provide a detailed summary of the actions taken at meetings of the Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (HVMPO). Minutes must be approved by the pertinent board before they are posted here.
The draft minutes of HVMPO meetings will be available to the public in WestCOG’s office within seven days of a meeting. Please visit WestCOG’s office to obtain voting summaries.
Copies of the agendas and minutes are provided in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF). If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you can download this FREE software from Adobe. You may then view or print the document.

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Meeting Date Document Agenda
03.19.2015 Minutes
02.19.2015 Minutes
03.19.2015 Minutes
04.16.2015 Minutes
05.21.2015 Minutes
06.25.2015 Minutes
07.16.2015 Minutes
11.19.2015 Minutes
01.21.2016 Minutes
02.18.2016 MinutesAgenda
03.17.2016 MinutesAgenda
04.21.2016 MinutesAgenda
05.19.2016 MinutesAgenda
06.16.2016 MinutesAgenda
08.12.2016 MinutesAgenda
10.20.2016 MinutesAgenda
11.17.2016 MinutesAgenda
12.15.2016 MinutesAgenda
01.23.2017 MinutesCOG/MPO Agenda
02.23.2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
03.16.2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
04.20.2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
05.18.2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
06.15.2017 MinutesAmended MPO Agenda
07.20.2017 Canceled Canceled
08.17.2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
10.05.2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
11.16.2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
12.14.2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
01.18.2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
02.15.2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
03.15.2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
04.19.2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
05.17.2018 Canceled Canceled
05.22.2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
06.21.2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
07.19.2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
08.16.2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
09.27.2018 Canceled Canceled
10.18.2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
11.15.2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
12.13.2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
01.17.2019 MinutesMPO Agenda
02.28.2019 MinutesMPO Agenda
03.21.2019 MinutesMPO Agenda
04.18.2019 MinutesMPO Agenda
05.16.2019 MinutesMPO Agenda
06.25.2019 MinutesMPO Agenda
07.19.2019 Interim MinutesMPO Agenda
08.15.2019 Cancelled Cancelled
09.19.2019 MPO Packet

*Compliance with: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990 (ADA), Executive Order 13166 “Improving Access to Services for persons with Limited English Proficiency and Executive Order 12898 “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations”

HVMPO Operating Procedures

Title VI Civil Rights & Public Participation Plan

SWRMPO

South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization

The South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the federally mandated organization designated by the Governor as the forum for cooperative transportation decision-making.

Operating Procedures

Voting Members

Chairman: Jayme Stevenson, First Selectman, Town of Darien
Vice Chairman: Jim Marpe, First Selectman, Town of Westport
Kevin Moynihan, First Selectman, Town of New Canaan
Peter Tesei, First Selectman, Town of Greenwich
Harry Rilling, Mayor, City of Norwalk
David Martin, Mayor, City of Stamford
Jim Marpe, First Selectman, Town of Westport
Christopher Spaulding, First Selectman, Town of Weston
Lynne Vanderslice, First Selectman, Town of Wilton
Kimberlee Morton, CEO, Norwalk Transit District* and MPO Transit Representative
*NTD, as MPO Transit Representative, serves to support and advocate for all transit interests in the region

2018 Meeting Schedule

Agendas & Minutes

Minutes provide a detailed summary of the actions taken at meetings of the South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWRMPO). Minutes must be approved by the pertinent board before they are posted here.
The draft minutes of SWRMPO meetings will be available to the public in WestCOG’s office within seven days of a meeting. Please visit WestCOG’s office to obtain voting summaries.

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Meeting Date Document Agenda
02-20-2015 Minutes
03-19-2015 Minutes
04-16-2015 MinutesAgenda
05-21-2015 Minutes
06-25-2015 Minutes
07-16-2015 MinutesAgenda
08-20-2015 MinutesAgenda
10-22-2015 MinutesAgenda
11-19-2015 MinutesAgenda
12-17-2015 MinutesAgenda and Packet
01-21-2016 MinutesPacket
02-18-2016 MinutesAgenda
03-17-2016 MinutesPacket
Supplement
04-21-2016 MinutesAgenda
05-19-2016 MinutesAgenda
06-16-2016 MinutesAgenda
07-21-2016 MinutesAgenda
08-12-2016 MinutesAgenda
10-20-2016 MinutesAgenda
11-17-2016 MinutesAgenda
12-15-2016 MinutesAgenda
01-23-2017 MinutesCOG/MPO Agenda
02-23-2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
03-16-2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
04-20-2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
05-18-2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
06-15-2017 MinutesAmended MPO Agenda
07-20-2017 Canceled Canceled
08-17-2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
10-05-2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
11-16-2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
12-14-2017 MinutesMPO Agenda
01-18-2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
02-15-2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
03-15-2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
04-19-2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
05-17-2018 Canceled Canceled
05-22-2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
06-21-2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
07-19-2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
08-16-2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
09-27-2018 Canceled Canceled
10-18-2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
11-15-2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
12-13-2018 MinutesMPO Agenda
01-17-2019 MinutesMPO Agenda
02-28-2019 MinutesMPO Agenda
03-21-2019 MinutesMPO Agenda
04-18-2019 MinutesMPO Agenda
05-16-2019 MinutesMPO Agenda
06-25-2019 MinutesMPO Agenda
07-19-2019 Interim MinutesMPO Agenda
08-15-2019 Cancelled Cancelled
09-19-2019 MPO Packet

THE SOUTH WESTERN REGION METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (SWRMPO) PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION IN THEIR PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES*

*Compliance with: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990 (ADA), Executive Order 13166 “Improving Access to Services for persons with Limited English Proficiency and Executive Order 12898 “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations”

Title VI Civil Rights & Public Participation Plan


SWRMPO Certification Review 2018

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will review of the South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (SWRMPO) Transportation Planning Program for compliance with federal planning regulations.

The review will be April 26, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Western Connecticut Council of Governments office; public participation will take place at 10:30am.

Agenda – Revised 4/24

Comments can be sent to:

Ken Shooshan-Stoller,
C/O Federal Highway Administration – Connecticut Division, 628 Hebron Avenue, Suite 303,
Glastonbury, CT 06033,
Kenneth.Shooshan-Stoller@dot.gov; or

Leah Sirmin,
C/O Federal Transit Administration, Region 1,
55 Broadway, Suite 920, Cambridge, MA 02142,
leah.sirmin@dot.gov.

For language assistance, other accommodations, or individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids for service, please contact Western Connecticut Council of Governments at help@westcog.org or 475-323-2060.

Legal Notice

TAG

Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

WestCOG’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) provides support to the HVMPO, SWRMPO, and COG. The TAG consists of town planners, town engineers, public works officials, transit district representatives, and COG staff. The technical committee reviews and evaluates proposals, and makes recommendations, which are then submitted to the appropriate policy board.

Meetings & Minutes

Minutes provide a detailed summary of the actions taken at meetings of the Transportation Technical Advisory Group (TAG). Minutes must be approved by the pertinent board before they are posted here.

2019 Schedule of TAG Meetings

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Meeting Date Minutes Agenda
09-10-2019 Interim MinutesAgenda
07-30-2019 Cancelled Cancelled
07-09-2019 MinutesAgenda
06-11-2019 MinutesAgenda
04-30-2019 MinutesAgenda
04-09-2019 MinutesAgenda
03-12-2019 MinutesAgenda
02-12-2019 MinutesAgenda
01-08-2019 MinutesAgenda
11-27-2018 MinutesAgenda
10-30-2018 MinutesAgenda
10-02-2018 Canceled Canceled
09-12-2018 MinutesAgenda
07-31-2018 MinutesAgenda
07-02-2018 MinutesAgenda
06-05-2018 MinutesAgenda
05-01-2018 MinutesAgenda
04-03-2018 MinutesAgenda
03-06-2018 MinutesAgenda
01-30-2018 MinutesAgenda
01-09-2018 Canceled Canceled
12-05-2017 MinutesAgenda
11-07-2017 MinutesAgenda
09-06-2017 MinutesAgenda
08-01-2017 MinutesAgenda
07-11-2017 Canceled Canceled
06-06-2017 MinutesAgenda
05-02-2017 MinutesAgenda
04-04-2017 MinutesAgenda
03-07-2017 MinutesAgenda
01-11-2017 MinutesAgenda
12-06-2016 MinutesAgenda
10-06-2016 MinutesAgenda
09-14-2016 MinutesAgenda
07-12-2016 MinutesAgenda
06-07-2016 MinutesAgenda
04-05-2016 MinutesAgenda
03-01-2016 MinutesAgenda
02-02-2016 MinutesAgenda
01-13-2016 MinutesAgenda
10-06-2015 Minutes
06-30-2015 Minutes
05-05-2015 Minutes
04-06-2015 Minutes
01-06-2015 Minutes
11-17-2014 Minutes
10-08-2014 Minutes
09-09-2014 Minutes
06-11-2014 Minutes
05-06-2014 Minutes
04-08-2014 Minutes

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 Plan

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.

Final Report

South Western Region Long Range Transportation Plan, 2015

Going Forward – The Plan to Maintain & Improve Mobility
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The 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.

Transportation Improvement Programs

Transportation Improvement Programs

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is four-year financially constrained listing of all federal funded and regionally significant transportation projects. The Western Connecticut Council of Governments TIP is developed in cooperation with federal and state agencies, including the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), area municipalities, and transit operators in the region.
The TIP is multimodal and includes funding for transit, highway, and bicycle/pedestrian projects, among others. The TIP also serves as the vehicle for implementation of goals and objectives identified in regional Long Range Transportation Plan. The TIP is part of the Statewide TlP (STIP), and is a living document that adjusts to project changes with input from the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

ESPAÑOL: El Programa de Mejora del Transporte (TIP) es una lista financieramente restringido de todos los proyectos de transporte con fondos federales y de importancia regional de cuatro años. El TIP es desarrollado en cooperacion con las agencias federales y estatales, incluyendo el Departamento de Transporte de Connecticut (CTDOT), los municipios de la zona, y los operadores de transporte publico en la region.
El TIP es multimodal e incluye fondos para proyectos de tránsito, carreteras y bicicletas / peatones, entre otros. El TIP también sirve como vehículo para la implementación de metas y objetivos identificados en el Plan de transporte a largo plazo regional. El TIP es parte del TlP del estado (STIP) y es un documento vivo que se ajusta a los cambios del proyecto con aportes de La Organización de Planificación Metropolitana (MPO).

PORTUGUÊS: O Programa de Melhoria de Transporte (TIP) é uma lista restrita financeiramente de todos os projetos de transporte com financiamento federal e regionalmente significativos por quatro anos. O TIP do Conselho de Governos do Western Connecticut é desenvolvido em cooperação com agências federais e estaduais, incluindo o Departamento de Transporte de Connecticut (CTDOT), municípios da área e operadores de trânsito na região.
O TIP é multimodal e inclui financiamento para projetos de trânsito, rodovias e ciclistas / pedestres, entre outros. O TIP também serve como veículo para a implementação de metas e objetivos identificados no Plano Regional de Transporte de Longo Alcance. O TIP faz parte do TIP do estado (STIP) e é um documento vivo que se ajusta às mudanças do projeto com a contribuição da Organização de Planejamento Metropolitano (MPO).

FRANÇAIS: Le Programme d’amélioration des transports (TIP) consiste en une liste avec des contraintes financières, de tous les projets de transport financés par le gouvernement fédéral et d’importance régionale pour quatre ans. Le TIP du Conseil de gouvernance du Western Connecticut est élaboré en coopération avec des organismes fédéraux et des États, y compris le ministère des Transports du Connecticut (CTDOT), des municipalités de la région et des opérateurs de transport en commun de la région.
Le TIP est multimodal et comprend le financement de projets de transport en commun, d’autoroute et de vélos / piétons, entre autres. Le TIP sert également de véhicule pour la mise en œuvre des buts et objectifs identifiés dans le plan de transport régional à long terme. Le TIP fait partie du TlP de l’ État (STIP) et constitue un document évolutif qui s’adapte aux modifications de projet avec l’aide de l’organisme de planification métropolitaine (MPO).

Transportation Studies

Transportation Studies

Danbury and New Fairfield Route 37 Corridor Study

Federal funding through the Surface Transportation Block Grant has been secured for the Danbury and New Fairfield Route 37 Corridor Study. The purpose of this study is to analyze physical and operational characteristics of Route 37 and recommend future improvements in the corridor. The corridor is a portion Route 37, from I-84 Exit 6 in Danbury to 0.2 mile north of Route 39 in New Fairfield.

The major objectives of this study are to discover solutions to alleviate traffic congestion levels, improve pedestrian mobility, and to promote healthy and environmentally friendly modes of transportation.

More information, upcoming meetings, and materials will be posted here as they become available.

Other Completed Transportation Studies

Can be found in our publications page.

Transportation

Transportation

Welcome to the WestCOG transportation page. Here you will find links to important resources relating to the WestCOG transportation program:

Current Notices

MPOs

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are federally mandated and funded transportation policy-making organizations designated by the governor. MPOs serve as forums for cooperative transportation decision-making in urbanized areas with populations of 50,000 or more. WestCOG currently serves as staff to two MPOs:

Foundational Plans & Programs

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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.

Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

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.

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

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.

Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP)

LOTCIP provides State funds to municipal governments for transportation improvements.  Funding for LOTCIP is managed by WestCOG and distributed to our member municipalities for individual transportation projects.

Title VI and Public Participation Plan

Opportunities for public involvement are a cornerstone of the transportation planning 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.

Transportation Studies

This page contains information on transportation studies that WestCOG is involved in.  These studies focus on topics or geographic areas that are important to the region.  Study recommendations are placed into the long range transportation plans.

Other Transportation Resources

Transportation resources from the state of Connecticut and federal transportation agencies.


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