Opportunity for Public Comment – Draft 2021-2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and Draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP):

Draft 2021-2024 STIP
In accordance with the provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, 23 U.S.C. §135, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has developed a draft 2021-2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) covering all areas of Connecticut. The STIP lists all federally funded transportation improvements, by funding category and region, which are scheduled to occur over the next four years.

The CTDOT will hold a public comment period for the draft STIP and accompanying draft “Ozone and PM2.5 Air Quality Conformity Determination” beginning August 24, through October 9, 2020. Instructions for providing public comments are located here on the CTDOT website. Draft documents related to the STIP can be found on CTDOT website, as well as the SCCOG TIP page.

Draft 2021-2024 TIP
Regionally, SCCOG prepares and maintains a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) document, which lists all proposed transportation improvements in the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA), funded by federal and state funds, during the same four-year time period.

SCCOG will hold a public comment period beginning September 1, through October 1, 2020. SCCOG held two meetings with opportunity for public comment on the TIP. Recordings and minutes from these meetings are located on the TIP Page and Meetings Page. The public will have two opportunities to comment on SCCOG’s draft TIP at virtual meetings held the morning and evening of September 16. Participation instructions and agendas for both these meetings will be posted to both the TIP page and the Meetings page within at least one week of September 16. Members of the public may also provide written and verbal comments in the following formats:

  • Letter mailed to 5 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360.
  • E-mail to office@seccog.org
  • Phone: 860-889-2324

All documents related to the draft 2021-2024 TIP can be found on the SCCOG TIP page.

Aviso Público: Programa de Mejora del Transporte

公告-交通改善计划

How do the STIP and TIP affect me?
The STIP and TIP are important documents that represent the direction of transportation capital improvements over a four-year period. Transportation infrastructure is vital to our modern world and includes roads and bridges, public transportation like buses and trains, as well as sidewalks, multi-use paths, and ferries.

If language assistance is needed, please contact SCCOG at 860-889-2324, office@seccog.org.
Si necesita asistencia lingüística, por favor comuníquesea 860-889-2324, office@seccog.org.
如果您需要语言帮助,请致电860-889-2324或发送电子邮件至
office@seccog.org.

Request for Qualifications and Proposals – Transportation Engineering Services:

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is seeking qualifications and proposals from firms to provide transportation engineering services. The selected firm/individual will assist SCCOG’s Transportation Program Manager in carrying out responsibilities under SCCOG’s transportation planning program.

Statements of Qualifications and Proposals must be received by SCCOG no later than Friday, August 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Statements received after this deadline will not be considered.

All materials related to this RFQ/P can be found here.

Request for Qualifications and Proposals – City of Groton Parking Management Plan

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is seeking qualifications and proposals from firms to prepare a City of Groton Parking Management Plan. The project is being carried out as a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Implementation Project with funding from the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA).  

Statements of Qualifications and Project Proposals must be received by SCCOG no later than Friday, August 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Statements received after this deadline will not be considered.

All materials related to this RFQ/P can be found here.

Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and SCCOG Hold Transportation Management Area Certification Review Public Meeting:

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments held a virtual public meeting June 10th concerning SCCOG’s transportation planning process. Participants had the opportunity to speak directly to officials from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and offer comments.

Meeting Notes

Meeting Presentation

Recording of Presentation from 5/27 SCCOG Board meeting

FHWA and FTA are seeking continue public comments into SCCOG’s transportation planning processes through June 19. Comments should be directed to the FHWA and FTA contacts below.

Jennifer Carrier, jennifer.carrier@dot.gov
Federal Highway Administration, Connecticut Division
628-2 Hebron Avenue, Suite 303 Glastonbury, CT 06033

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

2020 Norwich – New London Transportation Management Area (TMA) Certification Review Public Outreach Meeting:

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments will hold a virtual public meeting concerning SCCOG’s transportation planning process. Participants will have the opportunity to speak directly to officials from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). This public meeting is part of a review that will assess compliance with Federal regulations pertaining to the transportation planning process conducted by the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments.

Public comments are a vital element of the Transportation Management Area Certification Review, as they allow citizens (you) to provide direct input into the transportation planning process for our region. Join us virtually on Zoom, see the agenda for meeting details.

Agenda

The public meeting will be held June 10th, 2020 at 9:00 am, see the Meetings page for the agenda and Zoom details. Written public comments may be addressed to the Federal (FHWA and FTA) contacts below until June 19th:

Jennifer Carrier, jennifer.carrier@dot.gov
Federal Highway Administration, Connecticut Division
628-2 Hebron Avenue, Suite 303, Glastonbury, CT 06033

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

5310 Grant Application Solicitation:

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced solicitation of Section 5310 grant applications. The 5310 Program utilizes Federal funding for capital and operating expenses for programs that improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation service and expanding transportation mobility options. This cycle of grants uses funds from Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019. Applications are due by 4pm on Friday, June 26, 2020.

SCCOG staff is available to provide application guideance; please contact Kate Rattan at krattan@seccog.org. Completed applications must be sent to CT DOT and SCCOG via Ms. Rattan, per application instructions, by the application deadline.

Flyer

CT DOT 5310 page

Application Materials

Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP) Application Solicitation:

UPDATED May 18th

SCCOG is now soliciting transportation projects proposals for funding by the Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP), through the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT). The SCCOG region has  approximately $8 Million available in funding for this round of LOTCIP projects, and it is anticipated that the program will continue to be funded in future years, with an annual allocation of $5 Million to southeastern Connecticut.

Eligible transportation projects include reconstruction and rehabilitation of roads functionally classified as Urban Collector or higher, bridges meeting the Federal definition in 23 CFR 650.305, and stand-alone sidewalk projects. Projects must have an estimated cost of $300,000 or more. LOTCIP requires municipalities to fund 100% of design costs; the State funds 100% of construction costs.

SCCOG member municipalities are invited to provide one or more LOTCIP pre-applications.

On May 5th, 2020, the SCCOG Executive Committee voted to re-open the previously suspended LOTCIP 2020 grant application process. The new deadline for submission of pre-applications is Friday, June 5th, 4:00 p.m.  Municipalities that have already submitted an application do not need to resubmit. Applications may be emailed to Kate Rattan at krattan@seccog.org.

Please see the memo below for more details regarding the application process.

Memo

CT DOT LOTCIP page

SCCOG LOTCIP guidelines

Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP) Application Solicitation:

SCCOG is now soliciting transportation projects proposals for funding by the Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP), through the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT). The SCCOG region has  approximately $8 Million available in funding for this round of LOTCIP projects, and it is anticipated that the program will continue to be funded in future years, with an annual allocation of $5 Million to southeastern Connecticut.

Eligible transportation projects include reconstruction and rehabilitation of roads functionally classified as Urban Collector or higher, bridges meeting the Federal definition in 23 CFR 650.305, and stand-alone sidewalk projects. Projects must have an estimated cost of $300,000 or more. LOTCIP requires municipalities to fund 100% of design costs; the State funds 100% of construction costs.

SCCOG member municipalities are invited to provide one or more LOTCIP pre-applications no later than 2:00pm on March 18th. Please see the memo below for more details regarding the application process.

Memo

CT DOT LOTCIP page

SCCOG LOTCIP guidelines

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