Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality  

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality

The mission of this program is to improve air quality and congestion in the region.

The Congestions Management and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program is a federal program that funds transportation projects and programs that contribute to the attainment or maintenance of air quality standards in areas designated as non-attainment or maintenance for ozone, carbon monoxide, or particulate matter.

Project examples include: transit improvements, rideshare programs, congestion relief road projects, pedestrian and bicycle facilities and alternate fueled vehicles. The MetroCog works with stakeholders in developing project scopes, preparing applications and processing applications through the Connecticut Department of Transportation. About $10 million per year are available for projects developed by regional planning organizations. Selection is competitive.