Commuters + Parking
The Stamford-Bridgeport region was the second-most congested urban area of its size in 2009, according to a recent study, with the average driver spending 35 hours delayed in traffic.
Congestion is often perceived as the most critical factor when discussing travel along freeways in southwestern Connecticut. However, little information exists regarding the extent and duration of the daily congestion. MetroCog, in support of the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Congestion Management System (CMS), screens the extent of congestion on the state route system.
This project utilizes a strategic framework for the evaluation of major regional transportation corridors, and seeks to identify deficiencies in the existing roadway network.
The Downtown Bridgeport Parking Study identifies needs associated with the parking network in downtown Bridgeport. This study serves as the culmination of these efforts and provides data, analyses and recommendations to optimize the parking network, and implement the strategies contained in the Downtown Bridgeport Master Plan.
Connecticut has been without tolls for two decades. Like all states, Connecticut is short of money and struggles with congestion on some of its highways. The advent of electronic tolling has caused people to reconsider whether tolling might have a place in Connecticut again, either as a way to fund needed improvements or through a new idea called congestion pricing.