SCCOG Seeks Recovery Coordinator:

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is seeking a Recovery Coordinator, a senior staff position responsible for leading all aspects of the implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the SCCOG.

Desired qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Planning, Public Administration. or a related field, plus 5 years’ experience, or a Bachelors’ degree, plus 7 years’ experience.

This position will be filled for the period of time during which ARPA funding is made available to the SCCOG (anticipate through 6/30/2025).

Full Job Description

SCCOG Completes Route 2 Corridor Study in North Stonington:

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments, in coordination with the Town of North Stonington and the Connecticut Department of Transportation, engaged engineering firm Tighe & Bond to complete a Corridor Study of Connecticut State Route 2 in North Stonington, from Holly Green to the rotary at CT-2 and CT-184. The study identifies bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly improvements designed to enhance safety, accommodate a broad range of users, and support regional livability. For more information, contact Kate Rattan, project manager, at krattan@seccog.org.

Corridor Study Recommendations/Technical Memo

Corridor Study Presentation

RFQ – On-call Transportation Engineer or Transportation Engineering Firm:

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is seeking the services of an on-call transportation engineer or transportation engineering firm. A Request for Qualifications, including preliminary scope of work, consulting requirements, and submission instructions may be found below or at www.seccog.org/rfpq. Qualification Statements must be received by SCCOG no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2021.

Request for Qualifications (7/13/21)

Legal Notice (7/15/21)

Frequently Asked Questions (updated 7/15/21)

SCCOG and the Connecticut Department of Transportation Solicit “Section 5310” Grant Program Applications:

SCCOG and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) are now soliciting applications for funding under the federal Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (“Section 5310”). The Section 5310 program provides federal funding for capital and operating expenses to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Eligible applicants are public transit operators, municipalities, private non-profit organizations, and state governments.

Applications are due to both SCCOG and CT DOT by Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 4pm. The application is available below, and has also been posted to the state contracting portal: CTsource, via solicitation #2275. Please submit completed application to both Kate Rattan of SCCOG (krattan@seccog.org) and DOT.Section5310@ct.gov.

CT DOT Section 5310 webpage
Application materials and instructions
One-page flyer

SCCOG is Seeking Applicants for Planner II Position:

SCCOG is currently seeking applicants for Planner II. Successful candidate will participate in comprehensive planning activities and functions; provide assistance to member municipalities; work in the Council’s transportation planning program. May attend night meetings.

Background Desired: Master’s in Planning or related field plus 1 year experience, or BA in Planning or related field and 3 years’ experience. As SCCOG serves as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization, the candidate’s previous experience in and willingness to increase knowledge about transportation planning will be critically evaluated.

Applications are due by June 18th. See the job description linked below for application instructions.

Planner II Job Description (5/18)

CT Department of Transportation Opens Comment Periods for Niantic Rail Station Study and Transit Service Change Proposal:

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) is accepting comments on a draft feasibility study evaluating the potential for a passenger rail station in the Town of East Lyme’s village of Niantic, as well as proposed service changes to CT Transit bus service and rail services, including Shore Line East.

SCCOG to Hold Public Hearing on Requests to Amend Metropolitan Transportation Plan:

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 19th, beginning at 8:30am, in regards to two proposed amendments to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The proposed amendments seek to add two transportation projects to the MTP.

The public hearing will be held remotely over Zoom. Instructions for accessing the Zoom hearing are contained in the agenda below.

A 30-day public comment period will begin May 10th and end June 8th. Copies of the proposed amendments are linked below. Comments may be sent to office@seccog.org.

Public Hearing Notice, Amendments, and Attachments

Meeting Agenda for Public Hearing, with Zoom Participation Instructions (updated 5/11/21)

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)

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