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WestCOG has opened up a public comment period for the draft Public Involvement Plan (PIP). Comments will be accepted from October 29, 2022 to December 12, 2022.



Metropolitan Area Planning Meeting Friday, June 2, 2023 10:00 – 12:00 Please click on the agenda below to enlarge

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May Newsletter

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PUBLIC NOTICE: METROPOLITAN MOBILITY NETWORK The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) and the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announce the next meeting of the Metropolitan Mobility Network on Wednesday May 3, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. In person attendance will be available at the NYMTC office, 25 Beaver Street, in lower Manhattan. Please RSVP by … Continue reading PUBLIC NOTICE

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March 2023 Newsletter

Legislative Policy Priorities, Flood assistance for affected homeowners, and Cyber Security Assessments to name a few of the items in this month’s newsletter.

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Flood Resilience Support Services

Property Owners Flood Hazard Mitigation Meeting. On February 22nd WestCOG staff along with the Westport Fire Chief and Dewberry Associates held a public information meeting for affected property owners at the Westport Town Hall. To view the presentation and learn more about the program, please click on the button below.

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Metropolitan Transportation Plan

WestCOG is updating the Metropolitan Transportation Plans (MTP) for the South Western Region and Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organizations. The MTPs, previously referred to as the Long Range Transportation Plans or LRTP, are the primary documents for transportation planning, strategies, and investments in the region for the next 25 years.

We want to hear from you – residents and users of the region’s transportation system- on what the transportation system should look like in 2050. Where can improvements be made? How do you want to get around western Connecticut in the future? What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of our current transportation system? Please send your thoughts and comments to plan@westcog.org by 11/18 or join us at one of our virtual focus sessions this month, advanced registration required:

  • 11/16 at 3PM – Business and Freight –
  • 11/17 at 7PM – Transit and Active Transportation –


WestCOG’s Strategic Vision and Plan


Our communities work harmoniously to ensure all residents enjoy the highest levels of satisfaction for quality of life and economic prosperity in the Northeast.


We work collaboratively with government and civic leaders to provide exceptional public services for Western Connecticut.


Collaboration, Communication, Credibility, Inclusivity, Innovation, Trust


WestCOG is governed by a council composed of mayors and first selectmen. Each WestCOG member municipality is entitled to one representative and one vote on the council.


WestCOG serves as a forum to promote cooperation among its member municipalities. WestCOG can initiate and implement services and programs as authorized by its municipalities. WestCOG also advises the region on land use, economic, emergency, and environmental planning. WestCOG supports the region’s two Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). MPOs are federally-designated bodies responsible for transportation planning. MPOs are responsible for adopting long range transportation plans and endorsing federally funded transportation improvement projects.


WestCOG receives most of its funding from the federal government in support of its MPO transportation planning functions. This federal funding is supplemented by contributions from state and local sources. WestCOG also receives funding from state and local sources to perform its coordination and regional planning functions. Additional grants fund special projects supported by the region’s mayors and first selectmen.

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