Global Resilience Institute Completes Regional Resilience Baseline Assessment on Behalf of the State of Connecticut and DEMHS Region 4 Regional Resilience Steering Committee:

The State of Connecticut contracted with the Global Resilience Institute (GRI), out of Northeastern University, to produce baseline assessments of the initial and on-going impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, in each of Connecticut’s five Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) regions.

The baseline assessment provides a firm knowledge base to the DEMHS Region 4 Regional Recovery Steering Committee. The report can be used to identify fundable initiatives moving forward, and served to demonstrate need for such funding. The final report for DEMHS Region 4 was completed in late February 2021.

Regional Resilience Baseline Assessment, DEMHS Region 4

SCCOG Solicits Applications for the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program:

On December 10th, SCCOG began a solicitation of CMAQ projects from municipalities and transit districts. CMAQ is a federally funded program that funds a wide range of projects that addresses traffic congestion and air quality. Eligible projects include transit facility improvements, bicycle paths, and alternative-fuel vehicle purchases. A detailed listing of eligible projects is included in the CMAQ guide below.

Project applications must be submitted to SCCOG by Friday, February 19th. SCCOG will submit prioritized projects to the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) by April 7th.

Contact SCCOG Transportation Program Manager, Kate Rattan if you have questions or require assistance.

CT DOT CMAQ Application
CT DOT CMAQ Guide
CT DOT CMAQ Memo
Worksheet: Buy America Waiver Requests for Vehicle or Equipment Projects (Excel)

State of Connecticut Seeks Volunteers for COVID-19 Relief and Programs

Volunteers are needed with a wide range of skills, to step up and and assist in COVID-19 programs across the state. Volunteers may be assigned to assist in hospitals, at vaccination and testing sites, with administrative tasks, to help deliver food to those who need to self-isolate or quarantine, and more. 

Visit https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Information-For/Volunteers to learn how to volunteer in medical and non-medical settings.

SCCOG Adopts Regional Transportation Safety Plan

Under contract with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), VN Engineers has prepared a plan entitled: Regional Transportation Safety Plan, Southeastern Region Connecticut. The plan is intended to help SCCOG-member municipalities coordinate with the CTDOT in an effort to reduce fatal and injurious vehicle crashes on their local roads. The plan was prepared with local input, and was adopted by the SCCOG Board at its regular meeting on January 20, 2021.

Regional Transportation Safety Plan, Southeastern Region Connecticut

SCCOG Involved in Long-term Recovery Effort:

Staff at SCCOG, the Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG), and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), Region 4 are staffing and coordinating a region-wide long-term recovery effort with municipalities, non-profits, business leaders, faith-based organizations, and healthcare providers across eastern Connecticut. The DEMHS Region 4 Recovery Steering Committee convened on June 24th and is part of the State’s long-term recovery framework.

Information related to this effort can be found on the DEMHS Region 4 Recovery Steering Committee webpage.

SCCOG Undertakes City of Groton Parking Plan as a Continuation of SUBASE New London Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Effort:

SCCOG is working with the City of Groton to develop a plan to manage the supply of parking for City businesses, residents, and visitors. The plan will help the City determine strategies to meet current and future parking needs, while preserving the City’s desirability as a place to live and work. SCCOG received a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to support this work.

Visit https://www.cityofgrotonparkingplan.com/ for additional information and updates.

SCCOG Adopts 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP):

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments has recently adopted its 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is an accounting of all transportation projects funded by State and Federal funds, by funding category, scheduled to occur in the next four years.

How does the TIP affect me?
The TIP represent the direction of transportation capital improvements over a four-year period, in southeastern Connecticut. 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发送电子邮件至 office@seccog.org.

SCCOG TIP Webpage

Adopted 2021-2024 TIP Narrative

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.

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