Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) is a public agency with representatives from twenty-two towns, cities, and boroughs, formed to provide a basis for intergovernmental cooperation in dealing with a wide range of issues. The Council was organized in October of 1992, taking over the mission of the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (SCRPA), which had been in existence since January 1961.

Primary focus areas of SCCOG are: Regional Planning, which includes producing studies and plans that affect the responsible development of the region; Transportation Planning and prioritization of State and Federal transportation funding, as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); and Regional Services, which includes staffing assistance to local land use commissions and exploring additional avenues for cost savings and inter-municipal cooperation.

For more information about SCCOG, including membership and committee information, see the About page. For member municipality web links, see the bottom of this page.

SCCOG Embarks on Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Study:

SCCOG staff, with consultants from AECOM, are leading a planning process that will assess existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and identify gaps and future needs in pedestrian and bicycle networks. This study period will run through June 2019.

The study team is seeking input from constituents with an interest in bicycle and pedestrian transportation to drive planning recommendations. Please find a survey link below.

Southeastern Connecticut Regional Bike & Pedestrian Plan website

Survey

Special Transportation Fund (STF)- Impact of the STF on Transportation Funding and Project Delivery and Five-year Capital Program:

Commissioner James Redeker, of the Connecticut Department of Transportation, addressed the SCCOG Board on September 19, 2018, regarding the State’s Special Transportation Fund (STF).

The Commissioner’s presentation may be viewed HERE.

Opportunity for Public Comment – Public Participation and Consultation Process for Transportation Planning:

SCCOG staff has proposed amendments to the Public Participation and Consultation Process for Transportation Planning, a document required for all Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) under 23 CFR 450.316. This document sets forth policies and practices that guide SCCOG in seeking input from individuals and organizations, in the transportation planning process. The 45-day public comment period will run from September 1 to October 15. Adoption of amendments will be considered and acted upon by the SCCOG Board at a regular, noticed meeting.

Existing Document

Proposed Document

Announcement – Gold Star Bridge Shuttle:

The Gold Star Bridge pedestrian path (I-95 southbound span) over the Thames River will be temporarily closed to bicycles and pedestrians beginning August 13. A temporary shuttle will run between the New London and Groton sides of the bridge, seven days per week (schedule below).

Press Release

Shuttle Schedule

Miracle League presentation given at SCCOG meeting:

Mr. Dave Putnam (Town of East Lyme Parks and Recreation Director) gave a presentation on the Miracle League of Southeastern Connecticut, at the June 20th SCCOG meeting.

Presentation

Special Transportation Fund (STF)- Department of Transportation Operating and Capital Budget Impacts: 

Commissioner James Redeker, of the Connecticut Department of Transportation, addressed the SCCOG and SEAT boards of directors in a joint meeting, January 17, 2018, regarding the State’s Special Transportation Fund (STF).

The Commissioner’s presentation may be viewed HERE.

Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments Shared Services Opportunity Study:

The Southeastern Connecticut Shared Services Opportunity Study documents current examples of shared services by the twenty-two SCCOG-member communities, identifies new opportunities for sharing, evaluates potential costs and benefits, and outlines necessary steps for implementation of shared services.

Final Report

Presentation to COG members (1/17/18)

Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
5 Connecticut Avenue | Norwich, Connecticut 06360
Phone: 860.889.2324 | Fax: 860.889.1222 | E-mail: office@seccog.org