Transportation Documents

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The UPWP describes the planning objectives of SCCOG, as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and funding priorities for federal transportation planning funds. The UPWP is an bi-annual document, which follows a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive (3C) transportation planning process.

Metropolitan Transportation Plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), formerly known as the Long-range Transportation Plan (LRTP), sets priorities for Federal transportation funding in southeastern Connecticut. The LRTP is a living, 25-year document that identifies shared goals and the highest-priority transportation needs, including bridges, roads, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities. In conformance with Federal requirements, the LRTP is updated every four years.

Public Involvement

SCCOG’s mission and responsibilities under the law is to ensure that all transportation planning, policies, and programs are equitable. To that end, SCCOG has adopted policies adherent to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order #12898 of 1994, and other relevant Statutes and Executive Orders, contained in SCCOG’s Title VI and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) plan and process and Affirmative Action Program.

The Public Participation and Consultation Process is one that provides continuing opportunity for citizens and governmental agencies to express their views to be considered as part of transportation planning and decision-making. It also provides a safeguard for environmental justice concerns under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Additional Plans and Studies

Additional plans and studies are either required under Federal law, such as the Congestion Management Process Document, or were undertaken to address a specific need or planning priority, such as the Tri-Town Trail Master Plan.