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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.



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Public Notice

The Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning forum has been announced.

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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.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: MULTI-STATE FREIGHT WORKING GROUP

November 1st 2022 Effective Practices for Enhancing Last Mile Workforce accessibility Options to Freight Facilities. Tuesday November 15th 2022 @10:00AM This virtual meeting will be available as a Zoom webinar: https://njtpa-org.zoom.us/j/93685978617?pwd=UWhLN1o4ZlVCVjM5aDJOZXFNdGgzQT09 Meeting ID: 936 8597 8617Passcode: 422750     646 931 3860

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September 2022 Newsletter

The September 2022 Newsletter has dropped with progress reports on WestCOG projects, regional news, and grant opportunities. Click in to learn more.

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August 2022 Newsletter

Beat the heat with the latest updates on projects, grants, and opportunities at WestCOG!

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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 –

About

WestCOG’s Strategic Vision and Plan

Vision

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

Mission

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

Values

Collaboration, Communication, Credibility, Inclusivity, Innovation, Trust

Organization

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.

Function

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.

Funding

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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