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

Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) to Host Land Use Commissioner Training with SCCOG:

The Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR), of the UConn Extension service, will host free training for municipal land use commissioners on April 29th and May 13th. Please register before April 17th, 2020 by calling 860-889-2324 or E-mailing office@seccog.org. Please mention Land Use Workshop in the subject line.

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April 29th, 7:00 PM, at SCCOG Offices (5 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich)
Topic: Legal Requirements & Procedures; Roles & Responsibilities
Presenter: Bruce Hyde, AICP, Land Use Academy Director, UConn CLEAR

May 13th, 7:00 PM, at SCCOG Offices (5 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich)
Topic: Fundamentals of Reading Plans
Presenter: Bruce Hyde, AICP, Land Use Academy Director, UConn CLEAR

Eastern Connecticut Land Bank Makes Presentation at SCCOG Meeting:

Members of the board of the Eastern Connecticut Land Bank presented to the SCCOG Board of Directors on January 15th. The Eastern Connecticut Land Bank is a newly formed organization with the mission of providing support to eastern Connecticut municipalities with and/or contaminated properties. The Eastern Connecticut Land Bank is envisioned to be a partner organization in acquiring, investigation, remediating, and marketing properties, such as brownfields, for reuse. The Eastern Connecticut Land Bank is seeking certification from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (CT DECD) as a “Brownfield Lank Bank”.

Presentation

Report: Regional Plan for Housing and Transportation Associated with Expansion of Submarine Ship-building in Southeastern Connecticut (SUBASE New London Joint Land Use Study Implementation Project):

The JLUS Implementation Plan projects future demands across the region for housing and transportation and recommends policies and infrastructure investments to meet those demands. The project was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment with the participation of SUBASE New London and the Cities of New London and Groton and Towns of Ledyard, Montville, Groton, and Waterford. A second phase of the project, still in progress, is reviewing Town of Groton land use regulations applicable to properties immediately adjacent to SUBASE New London.

Report

Resumen en Español (Spanish-language Summary)

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