GREATER BRIDGEPORT AND VALLEY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION
UPDATE OF THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN, 2023-2050
NOTICE is hereby given that the Greater Bridgeport and Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization has developed the draft update to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the Greater Bridgeport and Valley planning regions. By this notice, the public is being provided an opportunity to review and comment on the draft Plans. The review period begins on Monday February 27th, 2023 and ends on Wednesday, March 29th, 2023.
The public is welcomed and encouraged to review and comment on the draft Plan. Copies are available for inspection at the office of the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments, 1000 Lafayette Boulevard Suite 925, Bridgeport, CT and at the office of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, 49 Leavenworth Street, Suite 303, Waterbury, CT. The draft Plan can also be viewed via the MetroCOG and NVCOG websites: www.ctmetro.org and www.nvcogct.gov.
The Plan will be discussed at an informational meeting scheduled for 5:00 PM, Tuesday, March 21st at the offices of MetroCOG (a virtual option is provided below). In case of inclement weather on the 21st, the meeting will be rescheduled to Tuesday, March 28th at 5:00 pm.
Virtual attendance via zoom:
Meeting ID: 958 8715 0049
By phone (audio only): 1-312-626-6799
The GBVMPO will consider endorsement of the Plan at its March 30th, 2023 meeting at the MetroCOG offices.
The Plan has been assessed for their impact on air quality. Please visit the respective www.ctmetro.org and www.nvcogct.gov for more information.
Capital projects sponsored by Greater Bridgeport Transit and the Valley Transit District are included in the draft Plan. The Plan development process will be used to satisfy federal requirements for public notice, review and comment for routine and traditional local bus capital projects funded by the FTA under the Section 5307 capital grant program. The MPO’s process, the notice of public involvement activities and the time established for public review of and comments on the Plan will satisfy the program of projects requirements of both transit agencies.
Comments may be made orally at the information meetings, via e-mail or in writing. Written comments must be clearly legible, submitted on 8½” by 11″ paper and include the person’s name and address. Any person wishing to comment on the draft Plan may submit their comments in writing to Matthew Fulda, Executive Director, MetroCOG, firstname.lastname@example.org or Richard Donovan, Director of Transportation Planning, NVCOG, email@example.com. Written comments must be received at the offices of MetroCOG or NVCOG before 11 AM on March 29th, 2023. The MPO will consider endorsement of the draft MTP and adoption of the Ozone and PM2.5 Air Quality Conformity Statements at its regular meeting to be held on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 at 10 am. The public is invited to attend this MPO meeting.
For more information, please call MetroCOG at (203) 366-5405 or the NVCOG at (203) 757-0535. Language assistance may be requested within a reasonable timeframe and is provided at no cost to the public.