About the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)
As the council of governments for 19 towns and a Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is in the process of updating our long-range transportation plan. This Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) was originally developed in 2019 and identifies transportation deficiencies, recommends improvements, and advances priority transportation projects, in cooperation with CTDOT, municipal officials, and other organizations and interested citizens. View the approved and adopted 2019-2045 plan here.
Updating our Plan
With an expected adoption in 2023, the updated MTP provides the region with an opportunity to examine both the present state of our transportation plan and share a vision for getting around the Naugatuck Valley in the future.
We want your feedback!
In the coming months, NVCOG will open a survey to residents, visitors, and those with an interest in transportation in the region. We will also be holding traditional public information meetings, sharing updates on our website, NVCOG’s Facebook, Twitter, and seeking input through an interactive map.
Transportation in our Region:
The Waterbury Line of Metro North plays a critical role in connecting the communities of the Naugatuck Valley. CTDOT and Metro North recently completed projects to add passing sidings, modern signals, and PTC (positive train control) to the Waterbury line, allowing for the addition of 7 more trains per day in the 2022 fiscal year.
The following resources represent the planning effort around rail in the region:
Central Connecticut Rail Study – this study looks at the possibility of upgrading freight service and restarting passenger service on the existing track between the Waterbury Station and the Hartford Line through Bristol.
CTDOT is currently updating the state rail plan, a federally backed statewide plan identifying priorities and benefits of rail within the region.
NVCOG is in the final stages of preparing a Route 8/Waterbury Line Alternative Modes Study identifying opportunities for improved service, economic development, and better connections throughout the Naugatuck Valley.