About the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)
As the regional planning agency and a Metropolitan Planning Organization, NVCOG must prepare a long-range transportation plan every four years that lays out the vision for transportation in the future. This document, known as the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, is currently underway, and will identify the current needs and deficiencies within the transportation system, lay out a vision for what we hope to see by 2050, and establish implementation steps to achieve that vision. The region’s last MTP update was completed in 2019. 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 system and share a vision for getting around the Naugatuck Valley in the future.
We want your feedback!
A critical component of MTP development is feedback from residents, visitors, and anyone else with an interest in the future of the Greater Naugatuck Valley. There are several ways to share your thoughts, and in the coming months more in-person options will be posted here and to the NVCOG Calendar.
From now until November 1st we will be collected responses to a survey designed to identify the priorities and concerns of those within our region. Responses to this survey are one of the best tools we have to gather input from the widest group of stakeholders, and we truly appreciate your participation. The survey can be accessed at this link, or by using the QR Code.
In the coming months, NVCOG will offer a series of opportunities to provide feedback in person, including tables at fairs and farmers markets in the region, dedicated public meetings, and a presence at municipal meetings. Updates will be shared regularly on this page, the NVCOG Facebook, and the NVCOG Twitter account.
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.