Transportation  

Transportation

Cities and towns are shaped by their transportation system. The region works to improve connections between the places people want to live, work, and play.

The Long Range Plan (LRP) includes recommended actions, programs and projects to improve, enhance and better manage and operate the public transit and highway systems, promote alternative modes, accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians, provide freight mobility and mitigate environmental impacts. The financial resources obligated to the region are contained in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The TIP is a listing of all transportation improvement projects expected to be implemented using federal aid during the next three-year period. The TIP is divided into programs funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The current TIP covers the timeframe of FFY 2010 through FFY 2013. MetroCog is currently working with ConnDOT on updating and endorsing a new TIP.

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The TIP lists all proposed highway and transit improvement projects within the Greater Bridgeport and Valley planning regions programmed to receive federal assistance over the next four federal fiscal years. It is incorporated into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), and is collectively referred to as the TIP/STIP.

The staff of the MetroCog works collaboratively with the Connecticut Department of Transportation and local municipalities, as well as the Greater Bridgeport Transit, on developing project scopes, financial plans, and schedules. The TIP must be financially constrained, meaning there must be a reasonable expectation of federal financial assistance available to implement endorsed projects.