Waterbury and New Canaan Branch Lines Feasibility Study
The Connecticut Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the South West Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA), Greater Bridgeport Regional Council (GBRC), Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley (COGCNV), the Valley Council of Governments (VCOG), other state, federal, municipal and local stakeholders,is conducting this Waterbury and New Canaan Branch Lines Needs and Feasibility Study to investigate the needs and opportunities along these two branch lines of Metro-North Railroad. This study, which began in December 2007, will identify needs, evaluate alternatives, and define improvements for both corridors. Visit the following site to learn more about this initiative:
Linking Low-Income Workers with Transportation
In 2005, eight (8) organizations came together spurred by their common interests to identify, initiate and/or promote mobility solutions for low-income residents of Connecticut's Lower Naugatuck Valley the Valley and low-income wage earners who commute to the Valley to improve their access to employment that is available in the region. This led to a successful award of Joblinks Grant Funds from the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) in February 2006. The Valley study area consists of four (4) major towns - Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Sheltonin the southwestern part of Connecticut. This area has a population of approximately 84,500 residents.
Linking Low-Income Workers with Transportation (2.7MB PDF file)
Air Quality Conformity Draft Resolution
The Greater Bridgeport-Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization is required to submit an Air Quality Conformity Statement to the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in accordance with the final conformity rule promulgated by EPA (40 CFR 51 and 93) when adopting an annual Transportation Improvement Program or when effecting a significant revision of the Regions Transportation Plan. This document is available for viewing. Please submit all comments to the Valley Council of Governments offices.
Air Quality Conformity Draft Resolution (16KB PDF file)