New Name, New Vision 10/7/15  

New Name, New Vision 10/7/15

GBRC is now MetroCog

New Regional Comprehensive Plan is Now Available
 

Over the past five years, the Greater Bridgeport Regional Council has transformed from a provider of discrete transportation and land use planning services to an organization guided by a cooperative partnership between the Region’s six member municipalities: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.

Today, we work with our municipal partners to identify a range of projects, funding opportunities and best practices that are strategic to achieving our shared vision for the Region. While we continue to provide high quality transportation and land use planning services, we have integrated conservation planning, brownfields assessment and remediation, economic development and planning for natural hazard mitigation with our core disciplines. The development of a Regional Geographic Information System and our success in securing a variety of discretionary grant funds have further supported this growth.

MetroCog Region

Our member municipalities are committed to a cooperative and proactive partnership that strengthens our region, home to the state’s most populous city as well as key transportation connections to metropolitan areas throughout Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Our members’ have collaborated in identifying a new name that better reflects the strengths and assets of the region as a key economic center: Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments, or MetroCog.

Our new name coincides with the release of the draft Plan of Conservation and Development for the Connecticut METROCOG Region: Reconnect One Region. This plan will serve as a framework for future growth and development within the METROCOG Region and act as a strategy guide as local decisions are made regarding land use, transportation, housing, infrastructure, economic development and sustainability. A collective vision increases cooperation and communication between governments and develops a coordinated approach to addressing problems shared throughout the region. 

New Regional Comprehensive Plan is Now Available
 

RECONNECT One Region

View DRAFT Plan

More information about the plan is available here.

Reconnect One Region was developed through collaboration with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including residents, business owners, policy experts, service providers, elected and appointed officials, municipal staff and regional staff. Community meetings, interviews, online surveys and a website with comment page were all utilized to engage stakeholders and identify regionally important issues, and create a Plan of Conservation and Development for the Connecticut METROCOG Region.

We thank everyone who shared their ideas, attended meetings, distributed flyers and helped spread the word about the Plan. We look forward to working together as we realize our mutual vision and shared goals as detailed in Reconnect One Region.