| P a g e FY 201 8 – 2019 Unified Planning Work Program for the Naugatuck Valley Planning Region Prepared by the : Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments June 2017 Revised November 2017 Amended May 2018 i | P a g e ii | P a g e Table of Contents Adoption FY 2018 -2019 Unified Planning Work Program Resolution 2017 -18 Urban Transportation Planning Certification Resolution 2017 -20 Amendment to the FY 2018 -2019 Unified Planning Work Program Statement of Cooperative MPO/State/Transit Operators’ Planning Roles & Responsibilities Resolution 2018 -09 iv v vii I. Statement of Cooperative MPO/State/Transit Operators Planning Roles and Responsibilities Naugatuck Valley Planning Region 1 Purpose General Roles and Responsibilities Long Range Transportation Plan Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Air Quality Planning Public Participation Program Public Transportation Planning Fiscal/Financial Planning Congestion Management Process (CMP) Program Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Performance Bas ed Planning and Programming Amendment Effective Date No Limitation on Statutory Authority 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 8 8 8 II. Naugatuck Valley Planning Region Regional Transportation Planning Process 8 Introduction M etropolitan Planning Transportation Systems Transportation Planning Issues and Goals UPWP Program Objectives 8 9 14 17 19 III. Naugatuck Valley Planning Region Regional Tra nsportation Work Program FY 201 6-2017 22 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) – Outline Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) – Budget Task 1: Data Collection/Analysis Task 2A: Transportation Planning – Regional Task 2B: Transportation Planning – Transit 22 23 25 30 36 iii | P a g e Task 2C : Transportation Planning – Non -motorized Trans por tation Modes Task 3 : Program Management , Implementation and Administration Task 4 : Other Technical Assistance 42 47 52 IV . Naugatuck Valley Planning Region Task and Staff Allocation Budgets and Regional Transportation Program Schedules FY 2016 -2017 60 FY 201 8 Task Allocation by Funding Sources and Revenues FY 2019 Task Allocation by Funding Sources and Revenues FY 2018 Task Allocation Budget FY 2019 Task Allocation Budget FY 2018 and FY 2019 Other Direct Budget FY 201 8 Staff Allocation Budget FY 2019 Staff Allocation Budget FY 2018 Regional Transportation Program Schedule Central Naugatuck Valley Region MPO FY 2019 Regional Transportation Program Schedule Central Naugatuck Valley Region MPO Job Classifications by Title Maximum Hourly Rates 60 60 61 62 62 63 64 65 66 67 73 iv | P a g e v | P a g e vi | P a g e vii | P a g e 1 | P a g e I. Statement of Cooperative MPO/State/Transit Operators Planning Roles and Responsibilities Naugatuck Valley Planning Region Purpose The purpose of this statement is to outline the roles and responsibilities of the State, the Central Naugatuck Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (CNV MPO) and appropriate providers of public transportation, as required by 23 CFR Sec. 450.314(a) and (h) ”Metropolitan Planning Agreements”. General Roles & Responsibilities The CNV MPO will perform the transportation planning process fo r their region and develop procedures to coordinate transportation planning activities in accordance with applicable federal regulations and guidance. The transportation process will, at a minimum, consist of: 1. Preparation of a two -year Unified Planning Wo rk Program that lists and describes all transportation planning studies and tasks to be completed during this two -year period. 2. Preparation and update of a long range, multi -modal metropolitan transportation plan. 3. Preparation and maintenance of a short -rang e transportation improvement program (TIP). 4. Financial planning to ensure plan and program are financially constrained and within anticipated funding levels. 5. Conduct of planning studies and system performance monitoring, including highway corridor and inter section studies, transit system studies, application of advanced computer techniques, and transportation data collection and archiving. 6. Public outreach, including survey of affected populations, electronic dissemination of reports and information (website) , and consideration of public comments. 7. Ensuring the transportation planning process evaluates the benefits and burdens of transportation projects and/or investments to ensure significant or disproportionate impacts on low income and minority populations a re avoided and/or mitigated. This will be accomplished using traditional and non -traditional outreach to Title VI populations, including outreach to LEP populations. t 8. Development and implementation of a Congestion Management Process as appropriate. 9. Ensur ing plans, projects and programs are consistent with and conform to air quality goals of reducing transportation -related emissions and attaining National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Long Range Transportation Plan 1. The CNV MPO will be responsible for pr eparing and developing the long range (20 –25 years) metropolitan transportation plans for its respective region. 2. The CNV MPO may develop a consolidated transportation plan summary report for the planning region that includes the key issues facing the are a and priority programs and projects. 2 | P a g e 3. CT DOT will provide the following information and data in support of developing the transportation plan: a. Financial information – estimate of anticipated federal funds over the 20 -25 year time frame of the plan for the highway and transit programs. b. Trip tables – for each analysis year, including base year and the horizon year of the plan by trip purpose and mode. (CT DOT will provide this only if requested since the CNV MPO may maintains its own travel forecast model.) c. Traffic count data for state roads in the CNV MPO region, and transit statistics as available. d. List of projects of statewide significance by mode, with descriptions, so that they can be incorporated into the long range metropolitan transportation plans. e. Assess air quality impacts and conduct the regional emissions assessment of the plan. Will provide the results of the assessment in a timely manner to allow inclusion in the plan and to be made available to the public at public information meetings. (Ref er to air quality tasks.) 4. The CNV MPO may conduct transportation modeling for the area. 5. The CNV MPO will consult with the appropriate providers of public transportation on local bus capital projects to include in the transportation plan, and will work toge ther to develop local bus improvements for the plan from the 10 -year capital program. Through consultation, they will identify future local bus needs and services, including new routes, service expansion, rolling stock needs beyond replacement, and operati ng financial needs. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 1. The TIP will be prepared and compiled through a consultative process between CT DOT, CNV MPO , and the appropriate provider(s) of public transportation. 2. CT DOT will send a draft proposed 5 -ye ar Capital Plan to the CNV MPO for review and comment. The draft list will reflect input that the CT DOT received from the CNV MPO during the consultation process on the previous year’s plan. 3. CT DOT will prepare an initial list of projects to include in the new TIP. This list will be based on the current TIP that is about to expire and the 5 – year Capital Plan. 4. CT DOT will consult with and solicit comments from CNV MPO and transit providers on the TIP and incorporate where practicable. 5. CT DOT will pro vide detailed project descriptions, cost estimates and program schedules. The project descriptions will provide sufficient detail to allow the CNV MPO to explain the projects to the policy board and the general public. 6. CT DOT will provide a list of project s obligated during each of the federal fiscal years covered by the expiring TIP/STIP. The annual listing of obligated projects should include both highway and transit projects. 7. The CNV MPO will compile the TIP for the Region, including preparing a narrati ve. Projects will be categorized by federal aid program and listed in summary tables. The TIP will be converted into a format that will allow it to be dow nloaded to the Region’s website. The CNV MPO will maintain the TIP by tracking amendments and change s to 3 | P a g e projects (schedule, scope and cost) made through the TIP/STIP Administrative Action/Amendment/Notification process. 8. CT DOT will develop the STIP based on the MPOs’ TIPs and projects located in the rural regions of the State. 9. CT DOT will include one ST IP entry each for the Bridge program and the Highway Safety Improvement program. This entry will list the total funds needed for these programs for each fiscal year. All Regions will receive back up lists in the form of the Bridge Report and the Safety R eport monthly . The one line entry will reduce the number of entries needed in the STIP. Any projects listed in the Bridge and or Safety Report that are over $5m and on the NHS, will be transferred directly into the STIP as its own entry per the TIP/STIP Administrative Action/Amendment/Notification process . 10. CT DOT will provide proposed amendments to the CNV MPO for consideration. The amendment will include a project description that provides sufficient detail to allow the CNV MPO to explain the propose d changes to the CNV MPO board. It will also provide a clear reason and justification for the amendment. If it involves a new project, CT DOT will provide a clear explanation of the reasons and rationale for adding it to the TIP/STIP. 11. When an amendment to the TIP/STIP is being proposed by the CNV MPO , the project sponsor will consult with CT DOT to obtain concurrence with the proposed amendment, to obtain Air Quality review and consistency with Air Quality Conformity regulations and ensure financial co nsistency. 12. CT DOT will provide a financial assessment of the STIP with each update. The CNV MPO should prepare a TIP summary table listing all projects by funding program sorted by year based on CT DOT’s financial assessment. Air Quality Planning 1. CT DOT and the CNV MPO should meet at least once per year to discuss the air quality conformity process, the regional emissions analysis and air quality modeling. 2. CT DOT will conduct the regional emissions analysis, which includes the CNV MPO area and provide the results to the CNV MPO. The regional emissions analyses for the build or future years will include the proposed transportation improvements included in th e regional long -range metropolitan transportation plans and TIP. 3. The CNV MPO will prepare a summary report of the conformity process and regional emissions analysis for the Region. It will contain a table showing the estimated emissions from the transpor tation system for each criteria pollutant and analysis year. 4. The summary report on the regional emissions analyses will be inserted into the long – range transportation plan and TIP. 5. The CNV MPO will make the regional emissions analysis available to the publ ic. Public Participation Program 1. The CNV MPO will annually review and evaluate its public participation program. 2. The CNV MPO will update and prepare a list of neighborhood and local organizations and groups that will receive notices of MPO plans, program s and projects. 3. The CNV MPO will work to ensure that low -income, minority and transit dependent areas are afforded an adequate opportunity to participate in the transportation planning 4 | P a g e process, receive a fair share of the transportation improvement benefit s and do not endure a disproportionate transportation burden. The CNV MPO will comply with federal legislation on these issues. 4. The CNV MPO’s process for developing plans, projects, and programs will include consultation with state and local agencies resp onsible for land use and growth management, natural resources, environmental protection, conservation and historic preservation. 5. The CNV MPO will maintain their website to provide clear and concise information on the transportation planning process and pro vide an opportunity to download reports and documents. This will include developing project and study summaries, converting reports into a pdf or text format, and maintaining a list of available documents. The website will provide links to other associat ed organizations and agencies. Public Transportation Planning 1. The CNV MPO will allow for, to the extent feasible, the participation of transit providers at all transportation committee and policy board meetings to provide advice, information and consultation on transportation programs within the planning region. 2. The CNV MPO will provide the opportunity for the transit providers to review and comment on planning products relating to transit issues within the region. 3. The CNV MPO will allow for trans it provider(s) to participate in UPWP, long -range plan, and TIP development to insure the consideration of any appropriate comments. 4. The CNV MPO and CT DOT will assist the transit provider(s), to the extent feasible, with planning for transit -related activ ities. Fiscal/Financial Planning 1. The CT DOT will provide the CNV MPO with up -to -date fiscal and financial information on the statewide and regional transportation improvement programs to the extent practicable. This will include: a. Anticipated federal funding resources by federal aid category for the upcoming federal fiscal year, as shown in the TIP financial chart. b. Will hold annual meetings to discuss authorized funds for the STP -Urban and LOTCIP accounts . c. Annual authorized/programmed funds for the F TA Section 5307 Program as contained in the STIP and the annual UZA split agreements. d. Monthly updates of STP -Urban Program showing current estimated cost & scheduled obligation dates. 2. The CT DOT will notify the CNV MPO when the anticipated cost of a projec t, regardless of funding category, has changed in accordance with the agreed upon TIP/STIP Administrative Action/Amendment/Notification process . 5 | P a g e 3. The CNV MPO will prepare summary tables and charts that display financial information for presentation to the policy board. Congestion Management Process (CMP) Program 1. The CNV MPO, if located in a TMA, will conduct a highway performance monitoring program that includes the collection of traffic counts, conduct of travel time surveys, and determination of travel speeds and delay. 2. The CNV MPO will conduct congestion strategies studies for critical corridors and identify possible improvements to reduce congestion and delay. 3. The CNV MPO will work with CT DOT on programming possible congestion -reducing projects. 4. The C NV MPO will, upon implementation of a congestion reduction improvement, assess post -improvement operations and determine level of congestion relief. 5. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program 1. 1. The CT DOT will maintain the statewide ITS architectu re and ensure consistency with the Regional ITS Architecture for the CNV MPO. 2. The CNV MPO will maintain and update the Regional ITS Architecture for the CNV MPO, where appropriate. Performance Based Planning and Programming A. Collection of Performance Data 1. All data collected for performance measure goals will be collected by the CTDOT and will meet the MAP21/FAST ACT provisions and requirements. 2. All data collected for goals for Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) State of Good Repair performance me asures will include data provided by the Transit Districts through CTDOT, in accordance with the Transit Asset Management Rule. 3. CTDOT will make the compiled data collected for each performance measure available on the CTDOT MAP21 website. 4. CTDOT will devel op a Measures and Deliverables tracking spreadsheet outlining each Performance Measure, the deliverables required, the submittal dates and the CTDOT contact. B. Selection of Performance Targets CTDOT will draft statewide performance targets for each of the FA ST Act performance measures and coordinate with the MPOs and Transit Representatives, as required by 23 CFR Parts 450 and 771, as well as 49 CFR Part 613 as outlined below: 1. The CTDOT will discuss performance measures at each of its regularly scheduled mont hly meetings (via teleconference or in person meeting). 6 | P a g e 2. The CTDOT will present data collected for each performance measure and collaborate with the CNV MPO and Transit Representatives on assumptions. 3. The CTDOT will provide the CNV MPO and Transit Represe ntative with 30 days to provide feedback on the data received and the assumptions provided. 4. The feedback received will be discussed at the next scheduled monthly meeting. 5. CTDOT will set targets for each performance measure based on feedback received. C. Repor ting of Performance Targets 1. CTDOT will notify the CNV MPO and Transit Representatives by email when final statewide targets are established. 2. CTDOT will send the targets that have been set, the backup information and a PowerPoint presentation to the CNV MPO for their use in educating the MPO Policy Board. CTDOT will provide region level data summaries, if available. 3. The CNV MPO has 180 days after the CTDOT establishes and reports its targets to FHWA/FTA to establish its own targets or endorse the State’s tar gets and agree to plan and program projects so that they contribute toward the accomplishment of the performance targets. 4. If the CNV MPO is establishing its own targets, the CNV MPO will report those targets to the CTDOT by email no later than the 180 day timeframe. 5. The CNV MPO will share this information with the Policy Board and will require Policy Board resolution to support the targets set by CTDOT or endorse their own targets. 6. The CNV MPO will forward the Policy Board resolution to the Performance Meas ures Unit at the CTDOT before the 180 day limitation for FHWA performance measures. 7. For FTA performance measures, it is noted that the CNV MPO provided a resolution of support for the initial transit State of Good Repair performance targets on July 1, 201 7. Thereafter, in accordance with FTA, transit providers will continue to share their targets annually with the CNV MPO. However, the CNV MPO targets are not to be updated annually, only revisited whenever the CNV MPO updates its MTP and/or TIP on or after October 1, 2018. 8. The CNV MPO set initial SGR targets as required by FTA on 7/1/17. Thereafter, the CNV MPO needs to set SGR targets for the first time when the TIP or MTP is amended or updated on or after October 1, 2018. Following this date, targets shou ld be updated upon the development of future TIPs and MTPs. D. Reporting of progress toward achieving goal 1. CTDOT will document progress towards achieving statewide performance targets and report that information to the CNV MPO and transit representatives in the Long Range Transportation Plan, the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, the CTDOT TAM Plans and the FTA Annual report by email after the biannual reports are issued to Federal Agencies. 2. CTDOT will share the TAM Plans with the CNV MPO in a timely manner, and the MPOs will incorporate them into their planning process. 3. The CNV MPO will document pr ogress towards achieving performance targets and report that information to CTDOT in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and the 7 | P a g e Transportation Improvement Plan as outlined in the Measures and Deliverables tracking spreadsheet vial email. The CTDOT will c ollect this information and file until requested from FHWA. E. The collection of data for the State asset management plan for the NHS 1. CTDOT will collect all asset management data required for all NHS routes, regardless of ownership. 23 Performance Measures Highway Safety Number of Fatalities – 5-Year Rolling Average Highway Safety Rate of Fatalities per 100 million VMT – 5-Year Rolling Average Highway Safety Number of Serious Injuries – 5-Year Rolling Average Highway Safety Rate of Serious Injuries per 100 million VMT – 5-Year Rolling Average Highway Safety Number of Non -Motorized Fatalities and Non -Motorized Serious Injuries – 5-Year Rolling Average Bridges & Pavements Percentage of Pavements of the Interstate System in Good Condition Bridges & Pavements Percentage of Pavements of the Interstate System in in Poor Condition Bridges & Pavements Percentage of Pavements of the Non -Interstate NHS in Good Condition Bridges & Pavements Percentage of Pavements of the Non -Interstate NHS in Poor Conditio n Bridges & Pavements Percentage of NHS Bridges classified in Good Condition (by deck area) Bridges & Pavements Percentage of NHS Bridges classified in Poor Condition (by deck area) System Performance Percent of the Person -Miles Traveled on the Interstate That Are Reliable System Performance Percent of the Person -Miles Traveled on the Non -Interstate NHS That Are Reliable Freight Percent of the Interstate System mileage providing for reliable truck travel times Congestion and Air Quality Annual Hours of Peak -Hour Excessive Delay (PHED) Congestion and Air Quality Percent of Non -SOV Travel 8 | P a g e Congestion and Air Quality Total Emissions Reduction Transit Asset Management Percentage of Service (non -revenue) Vehicles that have met or exceeded their Useful Life Benchmark (ULB) Transit Asset Management Percentage of Facilities with an asset class rated below condition 3 on the TERM scale. Transit Asset Management Infrastructure (rail, fixed guideway, track, signals, and systems) – Percentage of track segments with performance restrictions Transit Asset Management Percentage of Revenue Vehicles within a particular asset class that have met or exceeded their ULB FTA C 5010.1E Number of fatalities per ‘‘vehicle revenue miles.’’ by mode. FTA C 5010.1E Number of serious injuries per ‘‘vehicle revenue miles.’’ by mode. Amendment This Statement on Transportation Planning may be amended from time to time or to coincide with annual UPWP approval as jointly deemed necessary or in the best interests of all parties, including Federal transportation agencies. Effective Date This Statement will be effective after it has been endorsed by the CNV MPO as part of the UPWP, and as soon as the UPWP has been approved by the relevant Federal transportation agencies. No Limitation on Statutory Authority Nothing contained in this Statement is intended to or shall limit the authority or responsibilities assigned to signatory organizations under Connecticut law, federal law, local ordinance, or charter. II. Naugatuck Valley Planning Region Regional Transportation Planning Process Introduction The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments ( NVCOG) wa s formed on January 1, 2015, by the merger of the Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley (COGCNV) and the Valley Council of Governments (VCOG) . The City of Bristol and Town of Plymouth, formerly of the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency, elected to join the new organization. 9 | P a g e The Naugatuck Valley planning region encompasses 19 municipalities in west -central Connecticut covering approximately 422 square miles. The City of Waterbury is the largest city and serves as the region’s central city. Based on the most recent American Community Survey (ACS) , the region has a total population of 448,180 people . The Naugatuck Valley planning region includes almost the entire Census -defined Waterbury urbanized area, and parts of the Bridgeport -Stamford urbanized area, New Haven urbanized area and Hartford urbani zed area.  Ansonia   Naugatuck   Southbury   Beacon Falls   Oxford   Thomaston   Bethlehem   Plymouth   Waterbury   Bristol   Prospect   Watertown   Cheshire   Seymour   Wolcott   Derby   Shelton   Woodbury   Middlebury  The NVCOG coordinates planning activities and provides technic al and support services to the region’s transportation policy and decision -making boards and member municipalities. While the consolidation of C OGCNV and VCOG combined planning in the region, the jurisdiction of the metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) was not adjusted to correspond to the new regional planning area boundaries . The NVCOG conducts the federal transportation planning process in accordance with federal regulations, and as provided in M AP-21 and FAST Act for the Central Naugatuck Valley Region MPO ( CNV MPO). Four regional municipalities remain members of the Greater Bridgeport and Valley MPO – Ansonia, Derby, Se ymour and Shelton . Federal transportation planning funds attributable to these four communities ha ve been allocated to the Greater Bridgeport -Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (GBVMPO) and the responsibility for conducting the transportation planning process for those communities remain s with the NVCOG, as the co -host of the GBVMPO. A separate UPWP has been prepared . The Unified Planning Work Program for the Naugatuck Valley COG is prepared in accordance with Title 23 CFR Part 420 and Part 4 50 Section 308. The metropolitan transportation planning activities documented in the UPWP will be performed using funds provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration), under Title 23 U .S.C. and Title 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53. The planning tasks for the CNV MPO are described in the UPWP . Funding to perform UPWP tasks is also provided by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and member municipalities of t he NVC OG. Metropolitan Planning 10 | P a g e The Naugatuck Valley planning region is located in west -central Connecticut and lies primarily in New Haven County. Several of the region’s northern communities are located in Litchfield County . T he City of Bristol is in Hartford Cou nty and the City of Shelton lies in Fairfield County. The region’s center city is Waterbury, which is mid -way between Hartford to the east, New Haven to the south, Bridgeport to the southwest and Danbury to the west. The urbanized areas within the Naugatuc k Valley planning region are shown on the map on page 7. With the merger of the COGCNV with the VCOG, metropolitan planning, as required by the US Department of Transportation, is conducted by the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) for Central Naugatuck Valley Region Metropolitan Planning Organization ( CNV MPO). The CNV MPO is primarily responsible for providing policy direction on all aspects of the transportation planning process, as specified in federal transportation act s, including the MAP – 21 , FAST Act and federal tr ansportation policies and rules. R esponsibilities include : 1. Adopting a comprehensive and multi -modal long -range regional transportation plan (LRTP) for the CNV MPO metropolitan planning area. 2. Developing, main taining and, as necessary, amending a short -range transportation improvement program (TIP). 3. Ensuring its transportation plan, program and projects conform to air quality goals. The membership of the CNV MPO co nsists of the chief elected official of each municipality in the metropolitan planning area:  Beacon Falls   Prospect   Bethlehem   Southbury   Brist ol   Thomaston   Cheshire   Waterbury   Middlebury   Watertown   Naugatuck   Wolcott   Oxford   Woodbury   Plymouth  The CNV MPO policy board oversees the regional transportation planning and capital programs for the planning area , and prepares and maintains an LRTP and annual UPWP . The NVCOG is also the designated FTA grant recipient for the Valley Transit District (VTD). The NVCOG adopted a proactive public involvement program and policy that provides an opportunity for the public to review and comment on CNV MPO plans, program and projects. The policy was updated and revised during 2016 and endorsed on March 10, 2017. It encourage s participation in the metropolitan transportation planning process by residents and interested groups to ensure they have the opportunity to provide v aluable insight in planning 11 | P a g e decisions and programming activities . It includes notification of CNV MPO meetings and actions, opportunities to review, comment and influence the transportation planning process. Reports and documents prepared by the CNV MPO are made available to the public in an electronic form and summaries of the on -going planning activities are posted on the NVCOG website The CNV MPO is not designated as a Transportation Management Area; therefore, Federal Certification of its transportati on planning process is not required. However, the CNV MPO conducts its transportation planning process in conformity with applicable US Department of Transportation metropolitan planning requirements and self certifies that its planning process conforms to the Metropolitan Planning Rule, 23 CFR Part 450 Subpart C and 49 CFR Part 613 . It also participates in the federal certification process as several member municipalities are located in urbanized areas that are designated as a TMA. The existing MPOs in Co nnecticut are depicted on the map following the urbanized area map. 12 | P a g e Census Defined Urbanized Areas Naugatuck Valley Planning Region 13 | P a g e A number of transportation agreements and memoranda of understanding have been executed to guide the collaborative process. The GBV MPO replaced the Tri -State Regional Planning Commission in June of 1981. A Memorandum of Understanding for Transportation Planning in the Greater Bridgeport and Valley Planni ng Regions was adopted in 1981 that established membership in the GBVMPO . The MOU designated the Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency and the Valley Regional Planning Agency as the co -hosts of the GBVMPO and responsible for the transportation planni ng process in their respective planning regions, including separate regional transportation plans, unified planning work programs and agreements. The MOU was reaffirmed in FY 1996 Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Connecticut 14 | P a g e and rewritten in 2006 to reflect new federal transportation planning guideli nes and requirements , as well as the conversion of the co -hosts from “regional planning agencies” to “councils of governments .” The operati ons of GBVMPO and individual roles and responsibilities of the two C OGs are described in the Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Transportation Planning Responsibility and Federal Transportation Funding in the GBVMPO . The GBVMPO also has an agreement in place regarding transportation planning and funding in the entire Bridgeport -Stamford urbanized area. The contents and articles of the new MOU: 1. Define the method for distributing transportation planning funds within the Bridgeport – Stamford urbanized area to the member RPOs through the Connecticut De partment of Transportation (CT DOT) from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). 2. Define the method for distributing funds from the FHWA Surface Transportation Program (STP): Urban Area Account attributable to the Bridgeport -Stamford urbanized area and FTA Section 5307 Capi tal Grant Program funds earmarked to the Bridgeport – Stamford urbanized area. 3. Define the roles and responsibilities of member RPOs and transit operators in performing, conducting and coordinating the transportation planning process in the Bridgeport -Stamfor d urbanized area. 4. Define how the MPOs and transportation planning agencies in the Bridgeport -Stamford urbanized area will coordinate planning activities relating to the long range regional transportation plans, transportation improvement program and annual work programs. An agreement has been executed between the GBVMPO, the South Western Region MPO, the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority th at covers the coordination of transportation planning within the federally designated New York Metropolitan Transportation Management Area. As part of this MOU, the transportation planning organizations exchange planning documents and meet one -to -two times each year to discuss transportation projects and programs affecting the entire area. The MOU was adopted in 2008 and is currently being revised to reflect the merger of RPOs in Connecticut and addition of new partners . Transportation Systems Th e transportation system of the Naugatuck Valley r egion is diverse and offers its residents an integrated range of options. The region’s transportation system is oriented toward two limited access highways: Interstate 84, which runs in an east -west direction, and Route 8, extending in a north -south direction from Bridgeport to Winchester. Interstate 691 also passes through the region, connecting I -84 to Interstate 91 and Route 15 between Cheshire and Meriden. The region is also served by commuter rail operat ed by the Metro -North Railroad. Six stations are located along the Waterbury branch rail line (WBL) : Derby -Shelton, Ansonia , Seymour , Beacon Falls, Naugatuck and Waterbury . The WBL is single -track and currently defined as “dark 15 | P a g e territory” because of the ab sence of signalization. The state is designing a full signalization system and Positive Train Control, as well as constructing by -pass sidings. While s ervice is currently limited, there is potential for increased ridership in response to these infrastructu re improvements . Key transportation facilities in the region include:  Interstate 84 from the New York state line at Danbury to the Massachusetts state line – passes through Southbury, Middlebury, Waterbury, and Cheshire.  Interstate 691 an interstate conn ector between I -91 and I -84.  Route 8 Expressway – General Samuel Jaskilka Highway .  Several principal arterials:  US Route 6 – Bristol, Plymouth, Thomaston, Watertown, Woodbury and Southbury  Route 10 – Cheshire  Route 34 – Derby, Seymour and Oxford  Route 63 – Naugatuck, Middlebury and Watertown  Route 64 – Waterbury, Middlebury and Woodbury  Route 68 – Cheshire, Prospect and Naugatuck  Route 69 – Prospect, Waterbury, Wolcott and Bristol  Route 72 – Bristol and Plymouth  Route 73 – Waterbury and Watertown  Route 11 5 – Derby, Ansonia and Seymour  Route 229 – Bristol  SR 727 – Derby and Ansonia  SR 84 7 – Waterbury  An interconnected network of minor arterials.  Local fixed -route bus services provided by the Greater Bridgeport Transit and Connecticut Transit (New Haven, Bristol -New Britain and Waterbury divisions) .  Specialized paratransit services for the elderly and disabled – Valley Transit District and Greater Waterbury Transit District .  Commuter rail service along the Waterbury branch line – Metro North R ailroad.  Freight and goods movement – motor carriers, freight rail (Central Connecticut rail line, Housatonic rail line) , and multi -modal shipments.  Regional shared -use trail – Naugatuck River Greenway (Derby Greenway, Ansonia River Walk , Naugatuck Greenw ay, and Beacon Falls River Walk), Middlebury Greenway, Shelton Riverwalk , Steele Brook Greenway, and Farmington Canal Heritage Trail . The principal transportation systems in the Naugatuck Valley planning region are depicted in the following map. 16 | P a g e 17 | P a g e Tran sportation Planning Issues and Goals Through the transportation planning process , transportation concerns and issues facing the region have been identified (“Central Naugatuck Valley Long Range Transportation Plan: 2015 – 2040,” March 2015) . The region is geographically constrained in opportunities for highway expansion and capacity increase. The Route 8 c orridor, which serves as the major north -south commuter option, is severely over capacity and congested at peak travel times. Additionally, the Route 34 corridor, a major commuter corridor connect ing the lower region to New Haven , experiences substantial congestion and a high frequency of accidents. These two corridors are confined between residential developments making lane expansion unlikel y due to the number of affected properties. Interstate 84 defines the major east -west transportation corridor and connects the region to Hartford and I -90 in Massachusetts to the east and Danbury and the New York Metropolitan area to the west. Congestion recurs daily during peak commuting periods and operations are constrained by the current two -lane section in Waterbury and road geometry. A construction project is underway to widen the section through the east side of Waterbury and eliminate curves that contribute to safety concerns. There is also a need to replace the I -84 and Route 8 interchange , commonly known as the “mix -master.” This i nterchange is one worst freight bottlenecks, not only in New England but also the country. A planning study is underway to assess alternatives and determine the preferred action for rehabilitating or replacing the interchange. Commuter rail service can pr ovide a transportation alternative to travel on Route 8 or Route 34; however, infrastructure deficiencies constrain operations along the Waterbury branch rail line (WBL). Currently, the service is limited to one -way operations because of the lack of signal ization, passing sidings, and double tracking. To improve the infrastructure, a full signalization system is being designed and will be installed as part of Positive Train Control. By – pass sidings are under construction in two locations. The rail stations along the WBL offer an opportunity to function as transit oriented centers, with a mix of commercial and residential activities. However, these urban centers cannot realize their full potential until infrastructure improvements are implemented along the WB L. An expansion of service and the provision of frequent and convenient connections to the New Haven main rail line would act as a catalyst for major redevelopment and revitalization of the downtown area s of towns along the WBL . The constraints of the re gion’s physical and socio -economic resources influence its transporta – tion systems and performance. It is important to preserve and maintain essential infrastructure and services, while making the system operate as efficiently as possible. It is also equal ly critical to enhance the mobility of people and goods by increasing choice, access and convenience, as well as selectively and strategically expanding transportation capacity. Although the highway system dominates movement, non -highway components are equ ally important and provide alternative transportation services. A “balanced” transportation system is the primary goal of the transportation planning process. 18 | P a g e The transportation issues and goals for the Naugatuck Valley planning r egion are discussed in detailed in the long range transportation plan . The LRTP provide s the framework for the transportation planning process and for making transportation investment decisions. The objectives listed in the LRTP include : • Preserve, Maintain and Enhance Highway System – To develop and maintain an efficient transportation system that will provide the public with a high level of mobility, safety, and choice, while also addressing social, economic, and environmental needs and concerns ; and maintain t he principal expressway and highway system in a state -of- good repair through lane continuity, minor widening, rehabilitation and reconstruction, as necessary to improve safety and operating efficiency and to selectively and strategically expand the capacit y of key highways to reduce delay and congestion. • Congestion Management – To alleviate congestion through the implementation of intersection improvements (turn lanes), traffic signal modernization and coordination, and TDM actions (ridesharing, telecommuting and alternate work schedules). • Safety – To improve safety and efficie ncy of the highway network and for both motorized and non -motorized users of the transportation system, with appropriate transportation improvement projects. • Security – To improve and expand overall security of transportation infrastructure for persons u sing – while on -board or waiting – transportation modes and services. • Advanced Technology – To better manage transportation operations, enhance safety and mobility, ensure greater reliability in travel times and/or reduced travel delay, and provide more detailed and up -to -the -minute information to travelers and system opera – tors through the application of various ITS actions. • Preserve and Enhance Public Transportation Services – To maintain essential local bus, commuter rail and paratransit services by providing full funding for operations, replacing capital equipment on a life -cycle cost basis, and renovat ing and rehabilitat ing facilities and infrastructure to a state -of-good -rep air , and enhanc ing services by optimizing how resources are allocated and coordinating the delivery of paratransit service. • Multi -modal Opportunities – To expand and enhance opportunities for linking and connecting multiple modes and facilitating the mov ement between various transportation modes by constructing new multi -modal facilities and coordinating transit services. • Bicycle and Pedestrian Activities – To encourage and promote the increased use of bicycling and walking as a mode of transportation w hile enhancing safety by developing a network of shared -use trails and providing pedestrian walkways and features. 19 | P a g e • Environmental Mitigation – To implement actions to mitigate and alleviate natural and cultural environmental impacts of transportation proj ects. • Sustainability – To develop a long range plan consistent with the Regional Plan of Conservation and Development and state Plan of Conservation and Development that links local land use management, transportation improvements , sustainability and livability initiatives ; to provide “walkable communities,” especially in town centers and the urban core , connecting these areas with transit oriented developments and transit stations . • Economic Development – To improve transportation infrastructure critical to the eco nomic revitalization of the cities of Waterbury and Bristol and urban core areas of the Naugatuck Valley planning region and expand employment opportunities as well as access to jobs . Connecticut is divided into two non -attainment area s for the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard and one non -attainment area for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ). The Ozone non -attainment areas are designated as “ Moderate ” with an attainment deadline of December 31, 2018 . Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties are included as part of the New York – Northern New Jersey -Long Island non -attainment area. The remainder of the state is designated as the Greater Connecticut non -attainment area. The Connecticut portion of the larger New York -New Jersey -Connecticut PM 2.5 non -attainment area was re -designated as an “attainment/ maintenance” area in 2013. It encompasses Fairfield and New Haven Counties. The Naugatuck Valley planning region straddles the air quality non -attainment areas, with the municipalit ies in Fairfield and New Haven Counties in the NY -NJ -LI Ozone non -attainment area and the PM 2.5 non -attainment area, and the northern tier communities located in Hartford and Litchfield Counties included only in the Greater Connecticut Ozone non -attainment area. The UPWP includes tasks to monitor air quality emissions and ensure the MPOs’ plans, programs and projects conform to air quality goals. UPWP Program Objectives The principle objective of the CNV MPO’s UPWP is to c onduct comprehensive regional transportation planning process, consistent with federal regulations , and intended to develop and advance the implementation of plans , programs and projects to enhance, preserve and improve local transportation facilities and services, as well as address problems and deficiencies identified in the LRTP . FY 201 8 and 2019 program objectives are to: 20 | P a g e 1. Prepare an u pdate of the LRTP for the Naugatuck Valley planning region to achieve improved mobility, efficiency, and ef fectiveness of existing systems, provide congestion relief and cleaner air . 2. Ensure conformity of the NVCOG’s plans, program and projects with the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Air Quality and national air quality goals and standards. 3. M onitor and analyze transportation systems performance and work with CT DOT in identifying transportation system perf ormance measures . 4. Promote safety, livable communities , sustainability , and transportation choice . 5. Collaborate with NYMTC, W est COG , MetroCOG , CRCOG and SCRCO G on Sustainable Communities Initiative and Mega -Regional planning. 6. Assess opportunities for effectuating Transit -Oriented Development in the town center s of the Central Naugatuck Valley planning region. 7. Implement , develop and use the NVCOG ’s Geographic Information System (GIS) to support the transportation planning process and assess transportation performance. 8. Develop transportation policies that address major issues and are consistent with regional land use, housing, and urban development plans including socioeconomic and environmental goals. 9. Coordinate energy conservation and air quality planning associated with CMAQ through the consideration of congestion relief strategies in all transportation improvement projects and plans. 10. Continue transit development planning, including developing a 10 -year capital plan , assess ing potential for inter -district services, and coordinatin g paratransit servic es for the elderly and disabled . 11. Update, revise, and maintain the Transportation Impro vement Program (TIP) and review and process amendments to the TIP . 12. Incorporate the updated and approved affirmative action plan pursuant to the Departments Contract Compliance Section guidelines. 13. Consult with appropriate land use management, environmen tal resource conservation, social service, historic, and freight stakeholder agencies through the transportation planning process. 21 | P a g e 14. Provide guidance for appropriate programming of both state and local transportation improvements . 15. Coordinate and collaborat e with CTDOT on project selection, scoping and development under various federal transportation programs. 16. Administer and operate the newly enacted Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP). 17. Coordinate and administer the preliminary engine ering, design and encourage progress for Route 8 Corridor improvements in conjunctio n with CT DOT. 18. Carry out a proact ive public involvement process that promote s region wide citizen participation, minority involvement and equal employment opportunity , and provide s timely public notice , effective public involvement in the develop ment to the LRTP and TIP , maintenance and enhancement of the NVCOG’s website , and reports and documents in an electronic format . 19. Organize meetings of the CNV MPO . 20. Administer the Regional Transportation Program including preparation of the Unified Planning Work Program , grant applications and work programs in conjunction with federal, state and local agencies. 21. Coordinate Long -Range Transportation Plan development with the Regional Plan of Conservation and Development. 22. Convene a technical monitoring/status review committee (TTAC) to meet as necessary. Monitor progress and overall project schedule. 23. Incorporate revisions to the Strategic Highway Safety Plan into the long range transportation plan. 24. Conduct Freight Movement Planning through the compilation of data, outreach to stakeholders, and analysis of existing and future freight movement in the region , including coordination with the CTDOT on the statewide freight plan and N YMTC on the New York Metropolitan planning area freight plan . 22 | P a g e III. Central Naugatuck Valley Region MPO Regional Transportation Work Program FY 201 8 – 201 9 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) – Outline The UPWP has four main tasks:  Task 1 : Data Collection and Analysis: This task monitors transportation performance and uses performance measures to assess and analyze how effective transportation improvements have been in addressing issues and deficiencies. The use of the NVCOG’s Geographic Informat ion System (GIS) is a key element of transportation performance monitoring and provides support to the transportation planning process.  Task 2 : Transportation Planning: This task covers both short -range and long -range planning activities and includes thr ee sub -tasks: regional planning , transit planning and planning for non -motorized modes . Short -range planning involves conducting traffic operations, environmental mitigation, providing technical assistance to member communities and project scoping and deve lopment, including managing and operating the Local Transportat ion Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP) . Non -motorized tran sportation studies focus on enhancing bicycle and pedestrian facilities , promoting complete streets, and ensuring safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. Long -range planning activities include undertaking corridor studies and focus on preparation of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), sustainable development planning efforts, developing a 10 -year tr ansit capital plan, and TOD and livable communities initiatives. Implementation -related efforts are included in each sub -task, as appropriate, and involve overseeing progress in advancing highway and transit capital improvement programs.  Task 3: Program Management and Administration : Under this task , the NVCOG perform s the management and administrative functions related to conducting the regional transportation planning process and includes development of work programs, preparation of grant applications and work programs and work related to the consultant selection process. Program management tasks will also involve administering work related to the possible re -designation of MP O boundaries, as may be necessary. Work under this task also supports efforts to provide a proactive public involvement process and ensure timely public notice, full public access, and early and continuing public involvement , including facilitation of publ ic outreach in the region for the CTDOT’s strategic transportation plan and update of the statewide long -range transportation plan. A major emphasis is complying with federal requirements regarding Title VI, Environmental Justice and Limited English Profic iency, identifying innovative ways to encourage greater public participation and creating electronic versions of plans and 23 | P a g e reports. The purpose of Public Participation in the Naugatuck Valley planning region is to provide fair and balanced planning.  Task 4: Other Technical Assistance and Program Implementation : Under this task the NVCOG supports and provides technical assistance relating to major corridor studies, project development and delivery, participation in special studies and proj ects under the sponsorship of CT DOT , FHWA and FTA , and services carried out on behalf of member towns. Project implementation activities consist of developing and maint aining the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) , project development, regional review and prioritiz ation of projects and oversight and project management of active transportation improvement projects. Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) – Budget The NVCOG conducts the regional transportation planning process for the Central Naugatuck Valley Region MPO. The following table indicates the federal, state and local funds available to the NVCOG from all sources to conduct the metropolitan transportation planning program . The funding sources are identified. Based on unofficial audit s, carryover funds have been allocated to FY 201 8 and 2019 . FY 201 8 an d FY 201 9 Unified Planning Work Program Naugatuck Valley Planning Region Program Funding Sources and Revenues Funding Program Regional Sponsor Federal FHWA Federal FTA State Local Total FY 201 8 PL + FTA 5303 Funds [1] NVC OG $474,429 $114 ,247 $55 ,924 $91 ,245 $7 35 ,845 FY 201 5 Carryover Funds [2] NV CO G $191 ,531 $0 $0 $47 ,883 $239 ,414 Total: $665 ,960 $114 ,247 $5 5,9 24 $139 ,128 $9 75 ,259 Funding Program Regional Sponsor Federal FHWA Federal FTA State Local Total FY 201 9 PL + FTA 5303 Funds [1] NVC OG $474,429 $114 ,247 $55,924 $91 ,245 $7 35 ,845 FY 201 5 Carryover Funds [2] NV CO G $191 ,531 $0 $0 $47 ,883 $239 ,414 24 | P a g e Total: $665 ,960 $114 ,247 $5 5,924 $139 ,128 $9 75 ,259 [1] Federal funding amount available from FHWA and FTA under the consolidated planning grant. Does not include possible future rescissions. State providing 7.6% match. [2] FY 2015 Carryover attributable to the NVCOG based on unofficial audit; allocated equally between FY 2018 and FY 2019 . State providing 0% match of carryover funds. FY 201 8 an d FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program Naugatuck Valley Planning Region Other Project Funding Sources and Revenues Funding Program Regional Sponsor Federal FHWA Federal FTA State Local Total State Project No. 0036 -0184 [1] NVC OG $91 ,520 $0 $22 ,880 $0 $114 ,400 State Project No. 0124 -0165 [2] NV CO G $80 ,000 $0 $20 ,000 $0 $100 ,000 State Project No. 0126 -0174 [3] NV CO G $0 $0 $100,00 $0 $100 ,000 Route 8 Alt Modes Corridor Study [4 ] NVC OG $0 $80 ,000 $20 ,000 $0 $7 35 ,845 Total: $171 ,520 $80 ,000 $162 ,880 $0 $414 ,409 [1] Based on 3 rd Supplemental NVCOG -State Agreement . NVCOG allocation for administration and technical assistance estimated at $114,400. [2] NVCOG -State Agreement pending . NVCOG allocation for administration and technical assistance estimated at $100,000. [3] Based on NVCOG -State Agreement . NVCOG allocat ion for administration and technical assistance estimated at $100,000. 100% state funding. [4] Federal funding FTA Section 5339 and 5307 grants; state match provided under the TOD Pilot Program . 25 | P a g e TASK 1: D ATA COLLECTION / ANALYSIS Issues: System Preservation and Maintenance System Enhancement Performance Measures Congestion Management Preserve and Maintain Public Transportation Services Multimodal Opportunities Regional GIS Environmental Planning Safety – Vehicular and Pedestrian High Accident L ocations Capital Expenditures on Local Roads Objectives : To monitor, analyze and report transportation systems use, performance, congestion, change and safety and to enhance GIS capabilities ; explore the possibility of using mega -data to assess and determine system performance; and develop a regional travel demand model capability. Tasks: Performance monitoring and analysis tasks will continue to focus on highway and transit systems to i dentify transportation network deficiencies . The NVCOG conduct s traffic volume counts for member municipalities and extract s count data from CTDOT database. Crash data from the University of Connecticut’s Crash Data Repository is also extracted and used to maintain a regional safety profile and crash database. Pedest rian and bicycle counts along the Naugatuck River Greenway and other regional multi -use trails are also conducted. The NVCOG’s GIS program will be used to complement transportation planning by creating system and project -level maps . A travel demand model w ill be set -up and made operational to assess macro travel patterns as part of the development of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Regional and economic data profiles of the Naugatuck Valley Planning Region will be updated. Specific tasks are: Task 1.1: Transportation Database  Maintain and update the regional traffic count database.  Extract traffic count data from CTDOT traffic locator program.  Maintain a bicycle and pedestrian count database – use passive Infrared trail counters and National Bicycle Pedestrian Document methodologies to extrapolate raw counts to annual measures .  Maintain transit ridership database – for both bus and rail systems ; obtain ridership and performance data from Nort h East Transportation on the operations in the Greater Waterbury area . 26 | P a g e  Survey ridership of the CT transit Waterbury system to Identify important destinations.  Link transportation data , traffic count locations and transit assets (bus shelters, bus stops) , to GIS and develop interactive maps.  Develop , maintain and periodically update bus system mapping and geodatabase with bus routes, stops and signage for CT Transit (Waterbury).  Maintain crash data inventory for the region . Task 1.2 : Performance Monitoring and Me trics  Coordinate with CTDOT in setting p erformance measures and targets and on MAP 21 and FAST Act transition to performance based planning and programming .  Explore the opportunity of acquiring “big data” from a third party vendor to deve lop transportation metrics.  Monitor highway performance including delay , speed and travel time using virtual techniques and outside vendors on the expressway network:  I-84  Route 8 Expressway  I-84/Route 8 Interchange – “Mixmaster”  Monitor operations and congestion along the region’s principle highway system, using the NVCO G’s Congestion Management System :  State Routes 10, 63, 68, 69, 70 and 188  US Highway 6  Monitor the operating characteristics of the region’s transit services. Including commuter rail, local bus and paratransit/dial -a-ride service s – expenditures, fares, revenues, deficits, ridership, frequency and bus route performance.  North East Transportation – CT Transit (Waterbury Division)  Monitor the operating characteristics of passenger and freight rail service, with emphasis on the interface between rail and other modes, including parking, transit, bicycle, pedestrian facilities, and truck freight  Waterbury Branch Line .  Monitor usage at the Region’s commuter parking lots and rail stations an d assess need for improvement.  Identify transportation systems connectivity gaps.  Work with CTDOT and neighboring MPOs to develop and implement a performance management approach to transportation planning and programming , and link investment priorities to achieve performance targets .  Evaluate the condition and performance of the transportation systems  Link transportation data – traffic count locations ; transit assets (bus shelters, bus stops) –to GIS and develop interactive maps.  Retrieve and extract accident data from C TDOT accident database. 27 | P a g e Task 1.3 : Travel Demand Modelling Program  Set -up and calibrate a regional travel demand model (TDM) to determine and assess regional travel patterns.  Determine the feasibility and cost of obtaining “Big” data from an outside vendor to provide input into the regional TDM.  Participate in training, as necessary . Task 1. 4: Regional GIS Program  Maintain the Regional GIS database and produce maps and conduct geographic analysis to support transportation plann ing projects and develop “intelligent maps” that provide information such as where people live and work, where growth and development occur, locations of utilities and public facilities, and much more.  Assist municipalities in acquiring basic planimetric data (edge of road, buildings, and infrastructure) using the shared state -wide aerial photography and LiDAR fly -over conducted in the spring 2016.  Develop a regional trails GIS data layer and share it online through an interactive map.  Maintain a spatiall y accurate employer database to use for transportation planning and economic development.  Develop and maintain a centralize d Geospatial Data Warehouse.  Attend and participate in the Statewide GIS Coordinating Committee meetings to stay up -to -date on GIS issues related to state, regional, and local governments, and participate in the statewide initiative to institute ongoing triennial aerial flights of the entire state.  Use GIS to assess traffic operations and transportation system performance .  Assess and project land uses in the region to identify major growth corridors and analyze related transportation improvements .  Create a geoportal (location on the web) where GIS dat a can be downloaded, making up -to -date GIS data readily available to facilitate transportation planning and making it easier for consultants to gain access to key datasets (e. g. parcels, zoning, land use, infrastructure) that help determine suitability of land for different development purposes.  Use GIS to locate low income and min ority population s to assess compliance with Environmental Justice and Title VI requirements Task 1. 5: Regional Demographic and Economic Profiles  Extract 2010 Census and American Community Survey (ACS) demographic data for various transportation planning activities, including analysis of Environmental Justice.  Continue to update GIS databases with the most up -to -date 2010 Census and ACS data , as the data become available . 28 | P a g e  Update the Profile of the Naugatuck Valley Plann ing Region , incorporating regional and local demographic, economic, and housing trends and characteristics.  Review municipal and traffic zone projections of population and employment for CTDOT’s statewide travel demand forecasting model, as needed.  Provide technical assistance to Census data users, as necessary. Deliverable s:  Transportation Database – Local bus, paratransit/dial -a-ride and commuter rail technical memoranda and performance monitoring reports  Traffic count and crash data technical memoranda, as necessary  Bi-annual commuter and rail station parking lot surveys and annual memorandum  Regional base map and infrastructure map  Regional trail and greenway maps  Congestion maps and data reports  NVCOG Regional Profile 2016  NVCOG Economic Profile 2015 Task 1: Data Collection and Analysis Budget FY 2018 FY 2019 Total Direct Labor $89,885 $89,885 $179,770 BFO @1.17 $105,165 $105,165 $210,330 Other Direct $0 $0 $0 Total $195,050 $195,050 $390,100 Staff Allocation: FY 2018 Direct Labor BFO Total Hours Exec. Director $0 $0 $0 0.0 Dir. Of Planning $0 $0 $0 0.0 Reg. Trans. Eng. $0 $0 $0 0.0 Sr. Planners [1] $31,460 $36,808 $68,268 1,048 .7 Planners [2] $35,954 $42,066 $78,020 1,198 .5 Planning Assistant $17,977 $21,033 $39,010 898.9 Administration [3] $4,494 $5,258 $9,752 99.9 Financial Man. [4] $0 $0 $0 0.0 Total $89,885 $105,165 $195,050 3,2 45.8 FY 2019 Direct Labor BFO Total Hours 29 | P a g e Exec. Director $0 $0 $0 0.0 Dir. Of Planning $0 $0 $0 0.0 Reg. Traffic Eng. $0 $0 $0 0.0 Sr. Planners [1] $31,460 $36,808 $68,268 1,048.7 Planners [2] $35,954 $42,066 $78,020 1,198 .5 Planning Intern $17,977 $21,033 $39,010 898.9 Administration [3] $4,494 $5,258 $9,752 99.9 Financial Man. [4] $0 $0 $0 0.0 Total $89,885 $105,165 $195,050 3,2 45.8 Financial Responsibility: FY 2018 NVCOG Federal $156,041 State $1 1,18 5 Local $27 ,826 Total $195,051 FY 2019 NVCOG Federal $156,041 State $1 1,18 5 Local $27,826 Total $195,051 Functional Responsibility: Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments [1] Includes Senior Transportation Planner, Supervising Transportation Planner and Senior Regional Planner [2] Includes Regional Planners, Transportation Planners I & II, and GIS Coordinator & Specialist [3] Includes Municipal Shared Services Director and Administrative Assistant [4] Includes Finance Director and Finance Manager 30 | P a g e TASK 2A: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING – REGIONAL Issues: System Preservation and Maintenance System Enhancement Performance Measures Congestion Management Advanced Technologies Environmental Mitigation and Planning Safety – Vehicular and Pedestrian Transportation Security – Emergency Management Freight Movement Regional Planning Objectives : To conduct t ransportation planning studies on transportation system deficiencies and needs, congestion management, traffic and operations, vehicular, and integrating transportation and freight planning. To maintain and update the LRTP for the Naugatuck Valley Region to achieve improved mobility, eff iciency, and effectiveness of existing systems, address transportation deficiencies, and provide congestion relief and cleaner air . To e nsure conformity of the CNV MP O’s plans, program s and projects with the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Air Qualit y and national air quality goals and standards. To d evelop transportation policies that address major issues and are consistent with regional land use, housing, and urban development plans including socioeconomic and environmental goals. To p rovide gui dance for appropriate programming of both state and lo cal transportation improvements and c oor dinate and collaborate with CT DOT on project selection, scoping and development under various federal transportation programs. To a dminister and operate the Lo cal Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP). To i ncorporate revisions to the Strategic Highway Safety Plan into the long range transportation plan. Tasks: Regional highway planning efforts will focus on assessing the highway network, identifying reasonable and effective improvements, providing technical assistance to member municipalities and considering operational and management strategies to improve performance of the exi sting transportation 31 | P a g e facilities. The NVCOG will continue to administer the LOTCIP program for the Naugatuck Valley planning region and work with the towns in advancing projects. Freight planning efforts will continue with continued support of the CTDOT’s e fforts to develop a statewide freight plan and coordination with NYMTC in the development of its freight plan. A major update of th e long range transportation plan (adopted in FY 201 5) will be completed and endorsed by May 2019 . Specific tasks are: Tas k 2A .1: Long Range Transportation Plan  Develop and endorse a new LRTP for the Naugatuck Valley Region :  Determine and assess regional travel patterns and travel characteristics  Identify deficiencies, congestions and constraints  Develop travel forecasts including development, land use , and demographics  Identify transportation improvement projects by mode including vehicle, bus, rail, pedestrian and bicycle  Develop cost estimates and financial plan  Consider planning factors  Incorporate revisions to the Str ategic Highway Safety Plan into the LRTP .  Coordinate with CDOT on state highway plan and i ncorporate projects of statewide significance and priority into the LRTP.  Prepare a financial assessment of proposed projects to ensure fiscal constraints.  Assess the LRTP for impacts to low income and minority areas to ensure compliance with Environmental Justice requirements.  Include congestion management strategies in the LRTP.  Promote transportation improvements and land uses consistent with the LRTP and coordinate the LRTP with local, regional, and state plans of conservation and development (POCDs) .  Develop a regional Plan of Conservation and Development for the Naugatuck Valley planning r egion consistent with the long range transportation plan and provide a framework and guide for regional sustainable land use patterns that are supported by and coordinated with the region’s transportation infrastructure, and a model for future local planning efforts . The Naugatuck Valley planning r egion ha s demonstr ated a commitment to planning that is supportive of transit oriented development, a range of housing and transportation opportunities, protection of the natural environment and environmental assets, access to jobs, education and services, equitable develop ment, a vibrant economy and public safety is essential. (Note: Consultant Services may be used to prepare the Regional POCD). 32 | P a g e Task 2A. 2: Traffic Operations and Technical Assistance  Convene the regional Transportation Technical Advisory Committee ( TTAC ) to guide the development of transportation improvements .  Provide technical assistance to member municipalities, as necessary on the local road network .  Assess traffic and highway operations on key corridors and i dentify capital improvement projects t o preserve and enhance highway system on the state arterial network:  State Routes 10, 63, 68, 69, 70 and 188  US Highway 6  Route 69 between Bristol and Waterbury Task 2A. 3: Regional Safety Prog ra m  Analyze crash data and determine regional safety trends  Create metrics to i dentify and assess high hazard accident locations by tabulat ing crash data and contributing factors. Establish base line performance and update regularly to evaluate safety improvements.  Identify, evaluate, and seek funding to imp rove hazardous locations (hot spots) on local roads under the Local Road Accident Reduction Program.  Develop a regional safety improvement program and identify low cost, effective measures to reduce crash frequency and severity. Task 2A. 4: Cong estion M an agement Program  Develop operational and management strategies to alleviate congestion and make the transportation systems operate more efficiently .  Assess and evaluate identified congested corridors  Collect delay and travel time data  Use computer modeling to simulate travel patterns and sc reen congested corridors .  Use and access NPMRDS data to develop performance measures and trends.  Develop performance measures to establish base line performance and update regularly to evaluate progress.  Coordinate CMP and collaborate with the CT Metro Council of Governments (Metro COG ), Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) and Western Council of Governments (W est COG) . Task 2A. 5: Transportation Security and Emergency Management  Conduct e vacuation planning and route assessment . 33 | P a g e  Increase the security of transportation system by participating on the Region 2 Emergency Planning Team and collaborating with local municipal and private emergency service providers and CT DEHMS in emergency operations plan ning and emergency support functions (ESF), related to ESF -1 (Transportation).  Assess and p romote the security at various regional transportation centers including but not limited to the Waterbury rail station . Task 2A. 6: Environmental Mitigation  Determine air quality conformity of the CNV MP O’s transportation plans, programs and pro jects and continue coordinat ion with C TDOT and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  Conduct environmental assessments of transportation improvements  Storm water management; run -off .  Coordinate major planning studies and consider environmental impacts of transportation projects as part of NEPA and CEPA processes.  Prepare the A ir Quality Conformity S tatement for CNV MPO transportation projects, plans an d programs.  Assist municipalities with local emergency planning, including the identification of critical facilities and transportation systems in local pre -disaster mitigation plans and maps. Update local pre -disaster mitigation plans, if needed. Task 2A .7: LOTCIP  Administer the state -funded LOTCIP program for the NVCOG planning region .  Solicit project proposals from member communities for the NVCOG area .  Assist municipalities in pre -screening project proposals .  Review applications for eligibility and completeness .  Prioritize projects and forward applications to C TDOT .  Assist municipalities in conducting the p ublic review process and participate in LOTCIP meetings, as needed .  Project scope development and review (LOTCIP funded) .  Coordinate and particip ate in third party review of design plans (LOTCIP funded).  Process final design plans and submittals to CTDOT for project obligation (LOTCIP funded). Task 2A.8 : Freight Planning  Develop a regional freight profile  Collect and inventory freight and goods movement data in the Naugatuck Valley region;  Identify commodity flows, modes, type of freight moved ;  Locat e warehouses and intermodal facilities . 34 | P a g e  Identify areas with deficient freight infrastructure and areas of freight demand.  Identify infrastructure constraints  Low clearance and weight restricted bridges .  Develop performance measures using available data sources to establish base line performance and update regularly to evaluate progress  Coordinate and work with CTDOT on the statewide freight plan  Identify critical freight routes .  Determine freight issues and needs . Deliverable s:  FFY 2019 -2044 Long Ran ge Regional Transportation Plan  Regional Plan of Conservation and Development  Congestion Management Process Report  Regional Highway Safety Plan  Air Quality Conformity Statements for Ozone for the NY -NJ -LI Non -attainment area  Air Quality Conformity Statements for Ozone for the Greater Connecticut Non – attainment area  Air Quality Con formity Statements for PM2.5 for the NY -NJ -CT Non -attainment area  LOTCIP project applications  LOTCIP program quarterly reports  Regional Freight Inventory and Profile Task 2A: Transportation Planning — Regional Budget FY 2018 FY 2019 Total Direct Labor $89,885 $89,885 $179,770 BFO @1.17 $105,165 $105,165 $210,330 Other Direct $0 $0 $0 Total $195,050 $195,050 $390,100 Staff Allocation: FY 2018 Direct Labor BFO Total Hours Exec. Director $3,595 $4,207 $7,802 51.4 Dir. of Planning $17,977 $21,033 $39,010 299.6 Reg. Trans. Eng. $10,786 $12,620 $23,406 215.7 Sr. Planners [1] $22,471 $26,291 $48,762 749. 1 Planners [2] $31,460 $36,808 $68,268 1,048 .7 Planning Assistant $0 $0 $0 0.0 Administration [3] $3,595 $4,207 $7,802 79.9 35 | P a g e Financial Man. [4] $0 $0 $0 0.0 Total $89,885 $105,166 $195,050 2,444 .3 FY 2019 Direct Labor BFO Total Hours Exec. Director $3,595 $4,207 $7,802 51.4 Dir. of Planning $17,977 $21,033 $39,010 299.6 Reg. Trans. Eng. $10,786 $12,620 $23,406 215.7 Sr. Planners [1] $22,471 $26,291 $48,762 74 9.1 Planners [2] $31,460 $36,808 $68,268 1,048 .7 Planning Intern $0 $0 $0 0.0 Administration [3] $3,595 $4,207 $7,802 79.9 Financial Man. [4] $0 $0 $0 0.0 Total $89,885 $105,166 $195,050 2,444 .3 Financial Responsibility: FY 2018 NVCOG Federal $156,041 State $1 1,18 5 Local $27 ,826 Total $195,051 FY 2019 NVCOG Federal $156,041 State $11 ,18 5 Local $27 ,826 Total $195,051 Functional Responsibility: Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments [1] Includes Senior Transportation Planner, Supervising Transportation Planner and Senior Regional Planner [2] Includes Regional Planners, Transportation Planners I & II, and GIS Coordinator & Specialist [3] Includes Municipal Shared Services Director and Administrative Assistant [4] Includes Finance Director and Finance Manager 36 | P a g e TASK 2B: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING – TRANSIT Issues: System Preservation and Maintenance System Enhancement Performance Measures Congestion Management Advanced Technologies Environmental Mitigation and Planning Safety – Vehicular and Pedestrian Transportation Security – Emergency Management Freight Movement Regional Planning Objectives : To promote a balanced transportation system by working with public transit operators i n evaluating regional and local transit system deficiencies, capital and operating needs, multi -modal opportunities , and the coordina tion of inter – district and intra -district bus services . To provide technical and planning assistance in conduct ing transit planning studies, assess ing and determ ining transit capital priorities to update the 10 -year capital plan, and identifying facility capital needs. To maintain a coordination plan for human service transportation (LOCHSTP ). To assess long term bus, commuter rail and multi -modal facility need s, including actions and strategies to incentivize and promote transit -oriented districts and corridors, assess opportunities for alternate trans it services and modes , improve bus stops, signage and shelters, and enhance transit security and safety. To incorporate proposed transit capital, service and operations plans into the long range transportation plan (LRTP) . Tasks: Transit planning tasks focus on local bus, commuter rail, and paratransit services in the Naugatuck Valley Region. The NVCOG will complete work on the Waterbury Area Transit Study and promote implementation of low cost short term adjustments of the bus route network. Transit planning tasks also provide coordinated assessment of human service transportation services and assistance in planning near term and future local bus services and facilities. Included in this activity will be oversight of services provided by the Greater Waterbury Transit District. The NVCOG also works with area transit providers on short and long term capital needs. In its capacity as the designated recipient of FTA funds, the NVCOG will provide planning assistance to the Valley Transit District, including development and update of the 10 -year capital plan and assessment of trans it capital and operational needs. Planning efforts focus on alternative 37 | P a g e transportation modes to promote transit oriented and supportive districts. Rail station capital and parking needs are identified and evaluated, as well as improving access via local bu s services. Transit planning tasks also focus on improved coordination o f inter -regional bus operations . Specific tasks are: Task 2B .1: 10 -Year Plan  Work with North East Transportation and the CT Transit -Waterbury Division to develop and updat e the 10 -year capital improvement program : fleet replacement, facility improvements and rehabilitation, and bus shelter program .  Incorporate capital improvement plan into the LRTP .  Coordinate with the CT DOT on amending the TIP/STIP to incorporate bus capital pri orities as reflected in the 10 -year capital plan . Task 2B .2: Local Bus System Planning  Evaluate local, fixed -route system needs for the Greater Waterbury area, determine service gaps and opportunities, and identify operational improvements – bus stop s, shelter s and sign amenities, internet trip planning, and vehicle location systems.  Review projects funded under the FTA Sections 5307 capital programs, including transit enhancements and include in the TIP .  Conduct bus system TOD buildout study.  Develop p riority shelter replacement recommendations based on current and previous analysis. Task 2B .3: Local Human Service Transportation Coordinating Planning  Provide technical assistance to regional municipalities and the Greater Waterbury Transit District in coordinating priorities and projects for special transportation services funded under the State M unicipal Grant program (C.G.S. 13b -38bb) for senior and disabled demand responsive transportation .  Develop regional priorities for the FTA Section 5310 pro gram to fund vehicle purchases for private non -profit and public organizations and other transportation services for people with disabilities, and c oordinate grant applications and c ontinue to work closely with CTDOT, paratransit operators and municipal human service transportation providers on formula funding for elderly persons and persons with disabilities .  Work with local agencies and stakeholders, neighboring RPOs, and CTDOT in developing and updating the Locally Coordinated Human Services Transporta tion Plan (LOCHSTP) , identifying gaps and setting project priorities .  Participate on advisory committees and planning meetings relating to the job s access program and the Regional Mobility Manager program. 38 | P a g e Task 2B .4: Commuter Rail  Inventory and evaluate Waterbury Branch Line stations and infrastructure including passenger amenities, information kiosks, platforms, shelters, parking , and canopies .  Identify rail parking needs utiliz ing parking counts, parking supply , and the condition at commuter rail stations along the Waterbury Branch Line .  Work with CTDOT in advancing proposed Waterbury Branch Line improvements and enhancements , specifically the planned positive train control, signal system design and passing sidings.  Work with CTDOT in programming long term improvements to and rehabilitation of the Waterbury Branch Line.  Evaluate proposed recommendations from the Central Connecticut Rail Study and assess opportunities to extend passenger rail services between Waterbury and Berlin wi th commuter rail stops at Plymouth, Bristol, Plainville and New Britain.  Monitor and review Tier 1 Final EIS documents and recommendations for the NEC Future planning program and provide comments, as needed. Task 2B .5: Alternative Transportation Mode s Assessment  Investigate alternative modes to harness public transit and create livable communities .  Promote safety, livable communities, and environmental sustainability in planning activities.  Determine the strategies and actions to enhance and facilit ate north -south travel along the Route 8 corridor and the Waterbury Branch Line and link commuter rail stations and associated transit oriented and supportive districts in the region.  Encourage and assist municipalities with adopting trans it-supportive lan d use policies and developing plans and strategies to create transit -oriented districts in the vicinity of the commuter rail stations.  Encourage greater integration and connectivity between rail and bus.  Coordinate and supplement work on the Route 8 and Waterbury Branch Line alternative modes assessment study funded under FTA Section s 5339 and 5307 and the State TOD pilot project . Task 2B .6: Waterbury Area Transit Study (WATS)  Oversee consultant work for the ongoing Waterbury Area Transit Study funded under FTA Section 5307 .  Complete the WATS study, hold public outreach meetings and publish final report .  Initiate and conduct a Phase 2 WATS study to i dentify and assess possible locations for a new bus terminal and investigate the economic developm ent impacts of relocating the pulse point in downtown Waterbury . This task may involve the use consultant services to assist and perform the economic impact assessment . 39 | P a g e Task 2B .7 Naugatuck Valley Transit Governance Study The Greater Waterbury Transit District oversees and administers the paratransit services in the eight -town area operated by North East Transportation, under contract with the CTDOT. The GWTD has approached the NVCOG with a n inquiry about t he possible disso lution of the current Board and the ramifications of such an action . This planning study will evaluate the current governance of the GWTD, assess alternative governance structures, including the feasibility of merging GWTD with VTD and creating a single tr ansit district for the Naugatuck Valley planning region. This task may involve the use consultant serv ices to assist and perform the merging and consolidation assessment .  Evaluate the current governance structure of the Greater Waterbury Transit District and conduct a SWOT analysis.  Review state statutes relating to the formation, operation and dissolution of transit districts.  Convene stakeholder / advisory committee to evaluate issues and the need for alternative methods to deliver paratransit services.  Identify the gaps in human service transportation in the Naugatuck Valley planning region .  Conduct a study to determine the feasibility of consolidating and merging the Greater Waterbury Transit District and the Valley Transit District.  Develop a governan ce plan for paratransit services in the Naugatuck Valley planning region cov er ing the financial plan, district management, administration and oversight, and governing board make -up.  Develop an implementation plan for integrating operating services, informa tion and customer service.  Review current services and operating statistics , including demographics, description of services, governance, inventory of rolling stock, vehicles and physical infrastructure, operating statistics, and financial data .  Coordinati on with CTDOT.  If needed, select consultant to conduct governance study and oversee and administer contract and scope of work. Deliverable s:  10 -Year local bus capital improvement plan – CT Transit -Waterbury Division  FTA Section 5307 regional priorit y list – CT Transit -Waterbury Division  Waterbury Area Transit Study (final report)  FTA Section 5310 regional priority list – NVCOG Region  Municipal Grant Program applications – NVCOG Region  Waterbury Branch Rail Line improvement program  Alternative Transpo rtation Modes Plan 40 | P a g e  TOD Plans – station area plans  WATS Bus Operations Plan for Downtown Waterbury and Downtown New Bus Terminal  Naugatuck Valley Transit Governance Plan Task 2B: Transportation Planning — Transit Budget FY 2018 FY 2019 Total Direct Labor $67,414 $67,414 $134,828 BFO @1.17 $78,874 $78,874 $157,748 Other Direct $0 $0 $0 Total $146,288 $146,288 $292,576 Staff Allocation: FY 2018 Direct Labor BFO Total Hours Exec. Director $2,697 $3,155 $5,852 38.5 Dir. of Planning $14,831 $17,352 $32,183 247.2 Reg. Trans. Eng. $0 $0 $0 0.0 Sr. Planners [1] $23,595 $27,606 $51,201 786 .5 Planners [2] $23,595 $27,606 $51,201 786.5 Planning Assistant $0 $0 $0 0.0 Administration [3] $2,697 $3,155 $5,852 59.9 Financial Man. [4] $0 $0 $0 0.0 Total $67,414 $78,874 $146,289 1,918.6 FY 2019 Direct Labor BFO Total Hours Exec. Director $2,697 $3,155 $5,852 38.5 Dir. of Planning $14,831 $17,352 $32,183 247.2 Reg. Trans. Eng. $0 $0 $0 0.0 Sr. Planners [1] $23,595 $27,606 $51,201 786 .5 Planners [2] $23,595 $27,606 $51,201 786.5 Planning Intern $0 $0 $0 0.0 Administration [3] $2,697 $3,155 $5,852 59.9 Financial Man. [4] $0 $0 $0 0.0 Total $67,414 $78,874 $146,289 1,918.6 Financial Responsibility: FY 2018 NVCOG Federal $117,031 State $8,38 9 41 | P a g e Local $20 ,869 Total $146,289 FY 201 9 NVCOG Federal $117,031 State $8 ,38 9 Local $20 ,869 Total $146,289 Functional Responsibility: Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments [1] Includes Senior Transportation Planner, Supervising Transportation Planner and Senior Regional Planner [2] Includes Regional Planners, Transportation Planners I & II, and GIS Coordinator & Specialist [3] Includes Municipal Shared Services Director and Administrative Assistant [4] Includes Finance Director and Finance Manager 42 | P a g e TASK 2C: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING – N ON -M OTORIZED TRANSPORTATION M ODES Issues: System Preservation and Maintenance System Enhancement Bicycle Planning Activities Pedestrian Planning Activities Safety – Bicycle and Pedestrian Regional Trail Network Multi -modal Oppor tunities Alternative Transportation Modes TOD Opportunities Regional Planning Objectives : To promote a balanced transportation system to create safe, livable communities and environmental sustainability through enhanced access to transportation alternatives and efficient, effective and convenient non – motorized modes of transpo rtation and active transportation facilities . A focus will be placed on the identification of deficiencies in pedestrian and bicycle system connectivity in an effort to establish a contiguous network. The key objectives of this planning task are to:  Decrease per -capita VMT and transportation -related emissions for the corrid or;  Increase the miles of constructed multi -use trails;  Promote the economic benefits of constructing the Naugatuck River Greenway; and • Promote public health and safety through enhancements to the bicycle and pedestrian facilities and networks. Tasks: Under this task, the NVCOG will coordinate multiple and inter -related planning tasks to create an interconnected network of multi -use trails, ensure pedestrian safety and promote livable and sustainable commu nities, including continued involvement in the design and construction of the Naugatuck River Greenway . The NVCOG will promote the findings of the NRG economic impact study and implementation of uniform signage design. The NVCOG will use its participation on Sustainable CT Working Groups to info rm the update of the long range transportation plan. Specific tasks are: 43 | P a g e Task 2C .1: Route 8 Corridor TOD & Alternate Modes Project The NVCOG initiated a planning study to assess and identify opportunities for implementing alternative transportation modes within the Route 8 and Waterbury branch line corridors . The project is being funded under two FTA grants ( Section 5339 and 5307) with match funds provided under the state TOD Pilot Program . The project was initiated in FY 2017.  Administer and oversee Consultant services related to conducting the study.  Assist in the alternative transportation modes assessment and in the d evelop ment of alternative services and modes plans .  Collect data and generate maps, as needed, to supplement work. Task 2 C.2: Regional Multi -use Trail Plan ning  Work on enhancing regional trail and greenway systems including the Naugatuck River Greenway , Middlebury Greenway, the Steele Brook Greenway and Farmington Heritage Canal Trail .  Participate in the Waterbury Naugatuck River Greenway Design Project (Phase 1) and assist Waterbury in advancing the project through the city .  Provide technical assistance to member communities on respective greenw ay and multi – use tra il projects.  Provide administrative support to the Naugatuck River Greenway steering committee , including acting as staff to the NRGSC, prepar ing meeting agendas, post ing meeting minutes, and providing website content .  Oversee the Connecticut Trail Census project for the CT Greenways Council , including administer ing project s, conduct ing trail counts, prepar ing survey tool , and tabulat ing and analyzing data. Task 2 C.3: Naugatuck River Greenway Economic Impact Study The economic impact study for the Naugatuck River Greenway was completed and published in FY 2017. The NVCOG will:  Develop community/municipal level summary sheets.  Participate in a community outreach and education process and present study findings to municipal boards and commiss ions.  Promote the economic benefits from NRG construction.  Prepare an economic development guide for municipalities on how to best capitalize on the construction of the regional trail and greenway systems . Task 2 C.4: Regional Bicycle Plan  Develop and update the regional bicycle plan . 44 | P a g e  Assess and address bicycle and vehicular needs, and determine opportunities for expanding bicycle facilities in a regional bicycle plan.  Work with and provide technical assistance to the municipalities in the NVCOG plannin g region on implementing a bicycle route network , including assessment and evaluation of proposed routes, project scoping, and project design approach, and ensur ing consistency with guidelines and standards .  Conduct a s tudy on a possible e ast -west bike rou te from Forestville to Thomaston . Task 2 C.5: Regional Pedestrian Safety Plan The NVCOG developed a draft pedestrian plan in FY 2017 that looked at current conditions and opportunities for enhancing pedestrian study. The NVCOG will:  Finalize the regional pedestrian safety plan .  Assess and address pedestrian needs, and determine opportunities for expanding pedestrian facilities and providing pedestrian amenities .  Reach out to member municipalities and present findings from the safety plan and promote measu res to improve safety.  Extract and analyze pedestrian -related crash data and publish findings and performance in an annual update .  Continue developing a Safe Routes to Scho ol program, as necessary , and assist member communities in developing SRTS plans. Task 2 C.6: Livability and Sustainability Program  Develop a complete streets and green infrastructure policy and plan for the N augatuck Valley planning region .  Identify green infrastructure elements that can be incorporated in transportation improvement pr ojects .  Assess potential impacts to the region’s t ransportation systems due to c limate change and natural hazards, and develop strategies to minimize and mitigate impacts and make the systems more resilient .  Develop web page on the NVCOG website that focus es on climate change and livability to promote safety, livable communities and environmental sustainability .  Participate on Sustainable CT working groups.  Incorporate livability and sustainability principles into the LRTP. Deliverable s:  Route 8 and Waterbury Branch Line Corridor TOD and Alternative Modes Assessment reports  Regional Bicycle Plan 45 | P a g e  Regional Pedestrian Safety Plan (final)  CT Trails Census reports  Trail User Surveys  Economic Impact Study of the Naugatuck River Greenway – Municipal Summary Sheets  Regional Complete Streets Policy and Plan  Climate Change Resiliency assessment Task 2C: Transportation Planning — Non -Motorized Transportation Modes Budget FY 2018 FY 2019 Total Direct Labor $44,943 $44,943 $89,886 BFO @1.17 $52,583 $52,583 $105,166 Other Direct $0 $0 $0 Total $97,526 $97,526 $195,052 Staff Allocation: FY 201 8 Direct Labor BFO Total Hours Exec. Director $1,798 $2,103 $3,901 25.7 Dir. of Planning $8,989 $10,517 $19,505 149.8 Reg. Trans. Eng. $0 $0 $0 0.0 Sr. Planners [1] $18,876 $22,085 $40,961 62 9.2 Planners [2] $13,483 $15,775 $29,258 449.4 Planning Assistant $0 $0 $0 0.0 Administration [3] $1,798 $2,103 $3,901 39.9 Financial Man. [4] $0 $0 $0 0.0 Total $44,943 $52,583 $97,526 1,294 .1 FY 2019 Direct Labor BFO Total Hours Exec. Director $1,798 $2,103 $3,901 25.7 Dir. of Planning $8,989 $10,517 $19,505 149.8 Reg. Trans. Eng. $0 $0 $0 0.0 Sr. Planners [1] $18,876 $22,085 $40,961 62 9.2 Planners [2] $13,483 $15,775 $29,258 449.4 Planning Intern $0 $0 $0 0.0 Administration [3] $1,798 $2,103 $3,901 39.9 Financial Man. [4] $0 $0 $0 0.0 Total $44,943 $52,583 $97,526 1,294 .1 46 | P a g e Financial Responsibility: FY 2018 NVCOG Federal $78,021 State $5 ,592 Local $13 ,91 3 Total $97,527 FY 2019 NVCOG Federal $78,021 State $5,592 Local $13 ,91 3 Total $97,527 Functional Responsibility: Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments [1] Includes Senior Transportation Planner, Supervising Transportation Planner and Senior Regional Planner [2] Includes Regional Planners, Transportation Planners I & II, and GIS Coordinator & Specialist [3] Includes Municipal Shared Services Director and Administrative Assistant [4] Includes Finance Director and Finance Manager 47 | P a g e TASK 3: PROGRAM M ANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION Issues: Highway System Enhancement Highway System Preservation Safety – Vehicular and Pedestrian Congestion Management Process Advanced Technologies (ITS) Preserve and Maintain Public Transportation Services Multimodal Opportunities Bicycle and Pedestrian Activities Transportation Security Flexibility in Highway Design Freight Movement Environmental Planning and Mitigation Public Involvement Environmental Justice Economic Development Regional Planning Objectives : To conduct administration and program management functions necessary to carry -out the planning tasks included in the UPWP, including amending the UPWP, as needed, and preparing and submitting quarterly progress and financial reports . To c oordinate transportation and transit planning activities and tasks. To develop, select, scope and evaluate projects for funding under the FHWA’s Surface Transportation Block Grant Program: Urban (ST BG Waterbury Urban Area ), Transportation A lternatives Program Set -aside funds (TAP), and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality . To ad vise and inform participating agencies of program substance and expenditures. To participate in and provide administrative support to study advisory committees, as necessary. To assist member municipalities and regional transit operators with the preparation of applications for state and federal funds. Tasks: Administer the transportation planning program in the Central Naugatuck Valley planning region , as detailed in the FY 2018 and 2019 Unified Planning Work Program and manage the transportation planning program . The NVCOG will 48 | P a g e conduct a proactive public involvement process in accordance with its adopted public participation policy. Specific tasks are: Task 3.1: UPWP  Amend the FY 201 8-2019 UPWP, as needed .  Prepare and submit quarterly progress and financial reports.  Prepare the FY 20 20 -20 21 UPWP . Task 3.2 : CT DOT Coordination  Coordinate on developing and implementing Performance Measures .  Coordinate on travel demand modeling .  Coordinate with revisions to land use forecasts .  Participate in the l ocal road accident reduction program .  Revise , as necessary, the functional classification system to reflect changes in the urbanized area .  Co ordinate work on regional transportation, transit and engineering programs, projects and stu dies to maximize efficiency.  Coordinate and work with CTDOT and adjacent MPO’s on the future re -designation of MPO boundaries Task 3 .3: Administration  Administer the regional transportation planning program s, as detailed in the FY 201 8 and 201 9 Unified Planning Work Program.  Prepare the annual audit of the UPWP . Task 3 .4: Grant Application s  Prepare grant applications and work programs for special studies, as needed.  Assist member communities and regional transit operators in preparing project applications under various federal transportation funding programs, as needed.  Assist member communities in preparing project applications under LOTCIP program. Task 3. 5: Highway Project Development  Identify new project proposals for funding under various federal aid programs and work with the municipalities and CTDOT in determining project eligibility, developing project scopes, preparing applications and evaluating proposals.  Monitor the ST BG urban program. 49 | P a g e  Participate in CT DOT Project Concept Development process and coordinate with the CTDOT Office of Highway Design on state and local road improvement projects .  Review and comment on the CTDOT five -year capital.  Work with CT DOT and member municipalities on identifying possible pr ojects for funding under the STBG Transportation Alternatives Set -aside Program and Conges tion Mitigation and Air Quality and monitor project development and implementation .  Work with the municipalities and provide technical assistan ce in determining project eligibility, developing project scopes, preparing applications and evaluating proposals relating to these programs.  Establish and refine regional highway priorities. Task 3 .6: Transit Programming  Work with CT Transit to program bus capital projects in the TIP and incorporate local bus transit needs into the TIP/STIP under the FTA Section 5307, 5309, and 5310 programs.  Work with CT Transit in determining project scopes, preparing applications and evaluating proposals.  Establish and refine regional transit capital priorities to be funded by FTA Section 5307, 5309, 5310, 5316 and 5317 , and help municipalities establish and fund operational priorities for the elderly and disabled under the Municipal Grant Program. Task 3 .7: Policy  Monitor and review federal Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to the transportation planning process and offer comments and recommendations, as appropriate , including but not limited to MPO coordination , performance measures , transit planning , and transportation performance management rules.  Establish and refine regional trans portation po licies. Task 3. 8: Public Participation Program The NVCOG updated its Public Outreach Policy and Environmental Justice Policy in FY 2017. Both policies provide structure to federal and state requirements to involve and inform the public at all stages in the planning process and were made available in English and in Spanish . The NVCOG will:  Adhere to the Public Outreach and Environmental Justice polices and ensure a proactive engagement with the public.  Participate in meetings of the CNV MPO .  Make presentations at CNV MPO and NVCOG meetings on transpor tation plans, programs and projects. 50 | P a g e  Convene and hold meetings of the Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) to provide face -to -face opportunities to discuss and exchange ideas regarding transportation issues, deficiencies and solutions.  Period ically assess effectiveness of the public involvement process.  Provide reports, documents, plans and summaries in user -friendly format and post on NVCOG website.  Hold public information meetings on plans, program and projects at convenient and accessible p laces and times, including utilizing a “go to them” strategy, provide community outreach to inform and involve community groups, and offer assistance to the hearing impaired and persons with limited English proficiency.  Maintain the NVCOG website and post transportation documents, summaries, actions, plans and programs . Deliverable s:  Quarterly progress reports  FY 2018 -2019 UPWP  Grant applications  Highway Project programming  Transit programming  Transportation Policies  Public Outreach Policy  Environmental Justice Pol icy  Public information sessions  NVCOG website Task 3: Program Management, Implementation and Administration Budget FY 2018 FY 2019 Total Direct Labor $33,422 $33,422 $66,844 BFO @1.17 $39,104 $39,104 $78,208 Other Direct $25,000 $25,000 $50,000 Total $97,526 $97,526 $195,052 Staff Allocation: FY 2018 Direct Labor BFO Total Hours Exec. Director $5,013 $5,866 $10,879 71.6 Dir. of Planning $11,698 $13,686 $25,384 195.0 Reg. Trans. Eng. $1,671 $1,955 $3,626 33.4 Sr. Planners [1] $1,671 $1,955 $3,626 55.7 Planners [2] $3,342 $3,910 $7,252 111.4 51 | P a g e Planning Assistant $0 $0 $0 0.0 Administration [3] $5,013 $5,866 $10,879 111.4 Financial Man. [4] $5,013 $5,866 $10,879 111.4 Total $33,422 $39,104 $72,525 689.9 FY 2019 Direct Labor BFO Total Hours Exec. Director $5,013 $5,866 $10,879 71.6 Dir. of Planning $11,698 $13,686 $25,384 195.0 Reg. Trans. Eng. $1,671 $1,955 $3,626 33.4 Sr. Planners [1] $1,671 $1,955 $3,626 55.7 Planners [2] $3,342 $3,910 $7,252 111.4 Planning Intern $0 $0 $0 0.0 Administration [3] $5,013 $5,866 $10,879 111.4 Financial Man. [4] $5,013 $5,866 $10,879 111.4 Total $33,422 $39,104 $72,525 689.9 Financial Responsibility: FY 2018 NVCOG Federal $78 ,021 State $5 ,592 Local $13,913 Total $97,526 FY 2019 NVCOG Federal $78 ,021 State $5 ,592 Local $13,913 Total $97,526 Functional Responsibility: Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments [1] Includes Senior Transportation Planner, Supervising Transportation Planner and Senior Regional Planner [2] Includes Regional Planners, Transportation Planners I & II, and GIS Coordinator & Specialist [3] Includes Municipal Shared Services Director and Administrative Assistant [4] Includes Finance Director and Finance Manager 52 | P a g e TASK 4: O THER TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION Issues: Regional Planning System Enhancement System Efficiency System Preservation Multi -Modal Opportunities Alternative Transportation Modes TOD Opportunities Objectives : To provide technical assistance to member communities , conduct, administer, manage and carry -out major corridor studies and projects on behalf of member municipalities and funded primarily under specific project funding programs. To engage and support member municipalities in advancing and implementing tran sportation investment to enhance the management and operation of the region’ transportation system, increase system efficiency and preserve system components. To develop, amend and maintain a short -range Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that is financially constrained and consistent with the long range Regional Transportation Plan . Tasks: Administer and manage specific transportation planning, program and design grants obtained by and on behalf of Naugatuck Valley planning region municipalitie s, and provide technical assistance to member municipalities ; hold monthly meetings of the CNV MPO; and develop and maintain the metropolitan transportation improvement program . Specific tasks are: Task 4.1: Transportation Improvement Program – TIP/STIP  Develop and maintain the short range transportation improvement program (TIP).  Amend TIP/STIP, as necessary , and coordinate the endorsement of amendments and administrative actions to the TIP in cooperation with CTDOT .  Review and approve Admin istrative Actions and keep track of changes .  Develop project scopes and applications for funding unde r various federal aid programs .  Establish transportation project priorities and work with municipalities in setting implementation schedules .  Revise financ ial plans, prepare amendment summary reports, and make presentations at meetings of the MPO to inform members of proposed amendments and changes to the TIP/STIP. 53 | P a g e  Maintain the TIP/STIP in a database format – MS Access .  Maintain and update an interactive ma p o n the website , including project descriptions and inform ation that would pop -up when clicked .  Administer and monitor the FHWA Surface Transportation Block Grant Program , including soliciting and evaluating project proposals, setting priorities, and main taining a financial plan , as needed .  Administer the NVCOG’s Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP), including soliciting and evaluating project proposals, setting priorities, and maintaining a financial plan .  Coordinate MPO correspondenc es, project selection, and project solicitation for various state and federal aid transportation programs . Task 4.2: Metropolitan Planning Organization  Serve as the transportation planning staff for the CNV MPO.  Prepare meeting agendas and technical material, including plan and project summaries, technical memoranda, and policy papers CTDOT .  Make presentations at M PO meetings , regarding the TIP/STIP, LRTP s, air quality conformity, project priorities, and amendments/actions for CTDOT .  Provide technical advice and guidance on plan, policy, program and project issues to the CTDOT . Task 4.3: Transportation Technical Advisory Committees  Convene the Naugatuck Valley Transportation Technical Advisory Committee . Tasks include:  Provide input on projects, plans and programs  Review amendments to the TIP /STIP and offer recommendations  Review projects funded under the LOTCIP Program  Provide technical advice on public works best practices through guest speakers  Provide technical advice and guidance on emergency planning activities related the Regional Emergency Planning Teams including Region 5 (Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Plymouth, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury) . Task 4 .4: Naugatuck River Greenway Project  Provide technical assistance to the City of Waterbury and CTDOT on the Waterbury Naugatuck River Greenway Design Project – State Project No. 0151 -0321 .  Assist the Naugatuck River Greenway Steering Committee :  M aintain and h ost the NRG website / webpage on the NVCOG website  Prepare meeting agendas and material and host bi -monthly meetings of NRGSC  Prepare and update interactive maps of the NRG, including proposed alignment s 54 | P a g e  The NVCOG received a grant award under the OPM’s Responsible Growth and TOD Grant Program to conduct a routing study for the Naugatuck River Greenway between Thomaston and Torrington. The grant is in the amount of $110,000. While it was a joint application with NHCOG, the NVCOG has assumed the role of fi duciary and will administer the project and provide technical support under its US DOT metropolitan planning program. In addition, the NVCOG proposes to allocate US DOT planning funds, not to exceed $2,100 to supplement the OPM Responsible Growth grant. Th ese funds will be allocated to pay for and reimburse Other Direct Costs incurred by the selected consultant during the conduct of the routing study. These Other Direct Expenses include:  Out -of-pocket Expenses during Field Work: $1,250  Printing – Color Rep orts & Photos: $500  Postage & Shipping: $100  Field Consumables: $250  Total: $2,100 A QBS process was completed to request qualifications from prospective consultants and select the preferred consultant. The BSC Group was selected after an interview process of short -listed consultants. These Other Direct Costs will be paid based on actual costs incurred; therefore, the actual allocation of PL funds may be less than listed above.  Administer and provide technical assistance / support on the Watertown and Thomaston NRG design project funded under the Recreational Trails Program Task 4 .5: TIGER VI Program – WATER Project  Work with the City of Waterbury on the TIGER VI project for the Waterbury Active Transportation and Economic Resurgence (WATER) and provide technical assistance , as needed . Task 4.6 : Route 34 Reconstruction Project – State Project No. 0036 -0184*  Administer the design of the widening and reconstruction of Route 34 in Derby from Ausonio Drive to Bridge Street :  Participate in public information meetings on project design plans and coordinate public comments and suggestions into the design plans  Review plans  Serve as the liaison between the City of Derby, CTDOT and consultant engineer  Maintain financial records of the design phase  Monitor progress 55 | P a g e *Funding for task provided under State Project No. 0036 -0184 Task 4.7 : Route 67 Spot Improvements and Minor Widening Project – State Project No. 0124 -0165*  Administer the design of spot improvements and minor widening along Route 67 in Seymour:  Participate in public information meetings on project design plans and coordinate public comments and suggestions into the design plans  Review plans  Serve as the liaison between the Town of Seymour, CTDOT and consultant engineer  Maintain financial records of the design phase  Monitor progress of preliminary and final design activities *Funding for task provided under State Project No. 0124 -0165 Task 4. 8: Derby -Shelton Bridge Renovation Project – State Project No. 0126 -0174*  Administer the design of renovation and pedestrian / bicycle improvements on the Derby -Shelton Bri dge over the Housatonic River between Derby and Shelton:  Participate in public information meetings on project design plans and coordinate public comments and suggestions into the design plans  Review plans  Serve as the liaison between the cities of Derby and Shelton, CTDOT and consultant engineer  Maintain financial records of the design phase  Monitor progress of preliminary and final design activities *Funding for task provided under State Project No. 0126 -0174 Task 4.9 : Route 8 Corridor Improvements – State Project No. 0036 -0179* The Valley Council of Governments, subsequently the NVCOG, administers design contract for improvements along the Route 8 corridor in the lower Naugatuck Valley planning region. State Project No. 0036 -0179 provided funds to c onduct the preliminary design of improvements to interchanges 15 through 18. Project breakouts include the improvements at Interchange 18 (constructed in FY 2017) and the major widening and reconstruction of Route 34 (State Project No. 0036 -0184 – referenc e Task 4.3). The realignment and consolidation of interchanges 16 and 17 remains a regional priority, but the project has been removed from the CTDOT’s five -year capital plan. 56 | P a g e  Work to add the proposed Route 8 Interchange 16 and 17 realignment and consolidation project to the CTDOT five -year capital plan and identify short and long range actions. *Funding for task provided under State Project No. 0036 -0179 Task 4.10 : TOD Pilot Project*  Administer the conduct of the NVCOG TOD Pilot Project and Alternate Transportation Modes project .  Manage consultant agreement and scope of work for Task 3 activities including the Route 8 Alternate Modes Project .  Provide technical assistance to the project consultant, as needed including data collection, mapping and public outreach.  Prepare and submit quarterly progress and financial reports.  Monitor progress on the project. *Funding for task provided under FTA Grant CT -39 -000 2-00 and CT -95 -X014 -00 Task 4. 11 : I-84 / Route 8 Interchange Project The CTDOT is working on a preliminary engineering study to recommend options for replacing the I -84 / Route 8 interchange.  Work with and provide technical assistance to the design team and city of Waterbury, as needed. Task 4. 12 : Regional Coordination and Consultation  Coordinate multi -state and mega -regional planning by p articipate in and attend bi – annual meetings of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum to ensure that metropolitan transportation planning products and documents of each respective MPO consider and take into account the impacts of the plans and programs developed by the other MPOs.  Coordinate and consult with Connecticut Metropolitan Planning Organizations on various projects, plans and programs – CRCOG, WestCOG, MetroCOG, SCRCOG, and NHCOG . Task 4.1 3: Technical Capacity Building  Increase the technical capacity of the NVCOG through staff attendance and participation at workshops , seminars, webinars and conferences sponsored and held by the CTDOT, FHWA Resource Center, and National Highway Institute (NHI). 57 | P a g e  Procure technical resourc es, as necessary.  Technical training, as needed. Task 4. 14 : Transportation Program Technical Assistance  Provide technical assistance and monitor federal aid transportation programs including but not limited to STBG; CMAQ and the TAP Set -aside .  Coordinate with CTDOT on the selection and implementation of TAP Set -aside projects .  Provide technical assistance to member towns, as needed. Task 4. 15: Technical Assistance to Regional Planning Commission  Provide assistance to the NVCOG RPC in reviewing the transportation and traffic impacts of proposed land use actions and assess the conformity of zoning, subdivision, and planning proposals with regional and state plans .  Provide assistance to the NVCOG RPC in preparing the regional plan of conservation and development and ensure consistency with the long range transportation plan .  Provide assistance to the member municipalities in preparing the local plans of conservation and development and ensur ing consistency with the long range trans portation plan . Deliverable s:  Monthly CNV MPO meetings  Bi-monthly TTAC meetings  Bi-annual MAP Forum meetings  NRG S teering Committee  Route 34 Reconstruction Project – Design Administration (State Project No. 0036 -0184)  Route 67 Spot Improvements Project – Design Administration (State Project No. 0124 – 0165)  Derby -Shelton Bridge Project – Design Administration (State Project No. 0126 -0174)  Route 8 and Waterbury Branch Line Corridor TOD and Alternative Transportation Modes Assessment Project – FTA Section 5307 and 5339 Grants 58 | P a g e Task 4: Other Technical Assistance Budget FY 2018 FY 2019 Total Direct Labor $111,389 $112,357 $223,746 BFO @1.17 $130,325 $131,458 $261,783 Other Direct $2,100 $0 $2,100 Total $243,814 $243,815 $487,629 Staff Allocation: FY 2016 Direct Labor BFO Total Hours Exec. Director $16,708 $19,549 $36,257 238.7 Dir. of Planning $38,986 $45,614 $84,600 649.8 Reg. Trans. Eng. $11,139 $13,033 $24,171 222.8 Sr. Planners [1] $16,708 $19,549 $36,257 556.9 Planners [2] $5,569 $6,516 $12,085 185.6 Planning Assistant $0 $0 $0 0.0 Administration [3] $5,569 $6,516 $12,085 123.8 Financial Man. [4] $16,708 $19,549 $36,257 371.3 Total $111,389 $130,325 $241,712 2,348.9 FY 2017 Direct Labor BFO Total Hours Exec. Director $16,854 $19,719 $36,572 240.8 Dir. of Planning $39,325 $46,010 $85,335 655.4 Reg. Trans. Eng. $11,236 $13,146 $24,381 224.7 Sr. Planners [1] $16,854 $19,719 $36,573 561.8 Planners [2] $5,618 $6,573 $12,191 187.3 Planning Intern $0 $0 $0 0.0 Administration [3] $5,618 $6,573 $12,191 124.8 Financial Man. [4] $16,854 $19,719 $36,573 374.5 Total $112,357 $131,459 $243,817 2,369.3 Financial Responsibility: FY 201 8 NVCOG Federal $195,052 State $13,981 Local $34,782 Total $243,815 59 | P a g e FY 2019 NVCOG Federal $195,052 State $13,981 Local $34,782 Total $243,815 Functional Responsibility: Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments [1] Includes Senior Transportation Planner, Supervising Transportation Planner and Senior Regional Planner [2] Includes Regional Planners, Transportation Planners I & II, and GIS Coordinator & Specialist [3] Includes Municipal Shared Services Director and Administrative Assistant [4] Includes Finance Director and Finance Manager 60 | P a g e IV. Naugatuck Valley Planning Region Ta sk and Sta ff Alloca tion Budgets and Regional Transportation Program Schedules FY 201 8 – 201 9 FY 2018 and FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments FY 201 8 Task Allocation by Funding Sources and Revenues Tasks Federal State Local Total Task 1: Data Collection/Analysis $156,041 $11,185 $27,826 $195,052 Task 2A: Transportation Planning — Regional $156,041 $11,185 $27,826 $195,052 Task 2B: Transportation Planning — Transit $117,031 $8,389 $20,869 $146,289 Task 2C: Transportation Planning — Non -Motorized Transportation Modes $78,021 $5,592 $13,913 $97,526 Task 3: Program Management, Implementation and Administration $78,021 $5,592 $13,913 $97,526 Task 4: Other Technical Assistance $195,052 $13,981 $34,782 $243,815 Total: $780,207 $55,924 $139,129 $975,260 FY 2018 and FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments FY 201 9 Task Allocation by Funding Sources and Revenues Tasks Federal State Local Total Task 1: Data Collection/Analysis $156,041 $11,185 $27,826 $195,052 Task 2A: Transportation Planning – Regional $156,041 $11,185 $27,826 $195,052 Task 2B: Transportation Planning — Transit $117,031 $8,389 $20,869 $146,289 61 | P a g e Task 2C: Transportation Planning — Non -Motorized Transportation Modes $78,021 $5,592 $13,913 $97,526 Task 3: Program Management, Implementation and Administration $78,021 $5,592 $13,913 $97,526 Task 4: Other Technical Assistance $195,052 $13,981 $34,782 $243,815 Total: $780,207 $55,924 $139,129 $975,260 FY 2018 and FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments FY 2018 Task Allocation Budget Direct Labor Indirect Other Direct [1] Total Task 1: Data Collection/Analysis $89,886 $105,167 $0 $195,053 Task 2A: Transportation Planning — Highways $89,886 $105,167 $0 $195,053 Task 2B: Transportation Planning — Transit $67,414 $78,874 $0 $146,288 Task 2C: Transportation Planning — Non – Motorized Transportation Modes $44,943 $52,583 $0 $97,526 Task 3: Program Management, Implementation and Administration $33,422 $39,104 $25,000 $97,526 Task 4: Other Technical Assistance $111,389 $130,325 $2,100 $243,814 Total: $436,940 $511,220 $27,100 $975,260 [1] Other Direct Costs listed in the following table. 62 | P a g e FY 2018 and FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments FY 2019 Task Allocation Budget Direct Labor Indirect Other Direct Total Task 1: Data Collection/Analysis $89,886 $105,167 $0 $195,053 Task 2A: Transportation Planning — Highways $89,886 $105,167 $0 $195,053 Task 2B: Transportation Planning — Transit $67,414 $78,874 $0 $146,288 Task 2C: Transportation Planning — Non – Motorized Transportation Modes $44,943 $52,583 $0 $97,526 Task 3: Program Management, Implementation and Administration $33,422 $39,104 $25,000 $97,526 Task 4: Other Technical Assistance $112,357 $131,458 $0 $243,815 Total: $437,908 $512,353 $25,000 $975,261 [1] Other Direct Costs listed in the following t able. FY 2018 and FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments FY 2018 an d FY2019 Other Direct Budget Other Direct FY 2018 FY 2019 Arc GIS Maintenance $9,000 $9,000 TDM $1,500 $1,500 Travel $1,500 $1,500 Training $3,000 $3,000 Computer/IT $2,500 $2,500 Translation $3,000 $3,000 Data Acquisition $4,000 $4,000 Reproduction $500 $500 63 | P a g e Other Direct Costs Related to NRG Routing Study $2,100 $0 Total $2 7,100 $25,000 FY 2018 and FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments FY 2018 Staff Allocation Budget FY 2018 Direct Labor Indirect Total Hours Executive Director $29,811 $34,879 $64,691 425.9 Direct or of Planning/Assistant Direct or $90,810 $106,247 $197,057 1,513.5 Regional Tr ansportation Engineer $25,267 $29,563 $54,830 505.3 Senior Transportation Planners , Senior Regional Planner & Supervising Transportation Planner $116,453 $136,250 $252,703 3,881.8 Regional Planners, Transportation Planners I & II, Transit Planner and GIS Coordinator & Specialist $113,404 $132,682 $246,085 3,780.1 Planning Intern/Planning Assistant $17,977 $21,033 $39,010 898.9 Administration Assistant & Municipal Shared Services $21,496 $25,149 $46,644 477.7 Finance Director & Financial Manager $21,722 $25,415 $47,136 482.7 Total $436,940 $511,218 $948,156 11,965.9 64 | P a g e FY 2018 and FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments FY 2019 Staff Allocation Budget FY 2018 Direct Labor Indirect Total Hours Executive Director $29,957 $35,049 $65,006 428.0 Direct or of Planning/Assistant Direct or $91,148 $106,644 $197,792 1,519.1 Regional Tr ansportation Engineer $25,364 $29,676 $55,040 507.3 Senior Transportation Planners , Senior Regional Planner & Supervising Transportation Planner $116,598 $136,420 $253,019 3,886.6 Regional Planners, Transportation Planners I & II, Transit Planner and GIS Coordinator & Specialist $113,452 $132,739 $246,191 3,781.7 Planning Intern/Planning Assistant $17,977 $21,033 $39,010 898.9 Administration Assistant & Municipal Shared Services $21,544 $25,206 $46,750 478.8 Finance Director & Financial Manager $21,867 $25,585 $47,452 485.9 Total $437,908 $512,352 $950,260 11,986.3 65 | P a g e Tasks Activity July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June 1.1 Transportation Database ▲ ▲ 1.2 Performance Monitoring ▲ ▲ 1.3 Travel Demand Model ▲ ▲ 1.4 Regional GIS Program 1.5 Regional Profiles ▲ 2A.1 Transportation Plan ▲ ▲ 2A.2 Tech Assistance 2A.3 Safety Program ▲ ▲ ▲ 2A.4 Congestion Management ▲ ▲ 2A.5 Emergency Management ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 2A.6 Environmental Mitigation ▲ ▲ 2A.7 LOTCIP ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 2A.8 Freight Planning ▲ ▲ ▲ 2B.1 10-Year Capital Plan ▲ ▲ 2B.2 Local Bus Planning 2B.3 LOCHSTP 2B.4 Commuter Rail 2B.5 Alt Modes Study ▲ ▲ 2B.6 W ATS ▲ ▲ 2B.7 Transit Governance ▲ ▲ 2C.1 Route 8 Alt Modes ▲ ▲ 2C.2 Reg Trail Planning 2C.3 NRG Economic Study ▲ ▲ 2C.4 Reg Bicycle Plan ▲ ▲ ▲ 2C.5 Reg Pedestrian Safety ▲ ▲ 2C.6 Sustainability Program 3.1 UPW P ▲ ▲ 3.2 CTDOT Coordination 3.3 Administration 3.4 Grant Applications As necessary 3.5 Highway Program Dev 3.6 Transit Programming 3.7 Policy 3.8 Public Participation Prog. 4.1 TIP/STIP ▲ ▲ ▲ 4.2 MPO ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 4.3 TTAC ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 4.4 NRG Project 4.5 TIGER VI — W ATER 4.6 Route 34 Reconstruction 4.7 Route 67 Project 4.8 Derby-Shelton Bridge 4.9 Route 8 Corridor Project 4.10 TOD Project 4.11 I-84/Rte 8 Assessment 4.12 Regional Coordination As necessary 4.13 Tech Capacity Building As necessary 4.14 Tech Assistance 4.15 Tech Assistance–RPC Program Planning Project Planning Meetings, Draft Report, Final Report ▲ FY 2018 Unified Planning W ork Program Regional Transportation Program Schedule Naugatuck Valley Council of Gov ernments — CNV MPO 66 | P a g e Tasks Activity July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June 1.1 Transportation Database ▲ ▲ 1.2 Performance Monitoring ▲ ▲ 1.3 Travel Demand Model ▲ ▲ 1.4 Regional GIS Program 1.5 Regional Profiles ▲ 2A.1 Transportation Plan ▲ ▲ 2A.2 Tech Assistance 2A.3 Safety Program ▲ ▲ ▲ 2A.4 Congestion Management ▲ ▲ 2A.5 Emergency Management ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 2A.6 Environmental Mitigation ▲ ▲ 2A.7 LOTCIP ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 2A.8 Freight Planning ▲ ▲ ▲ 2B.1 10-Year Capital Plan ▲ ▲ 2B.2 Local Bus Planning 2B.3 LOCHSTP 2B.4 Commuter Rail 2B.5 Alt Modes Study ▲ ▲ 2B.6 W ATS P ro ject expected to be co m pleted in F Y 201 8 2B.7 Transit Governance ▲ ▲ 2C.1 Route 8 Alt Modes ▲ ▲ 2C.2 Reg Trail Planning 2C.3 NRG Economic Study P ro ject expected to be co m pleted in F Y 201 8 2C.4 Reg Bicycle Plan ▲ 2C.5 Reg Pedestrian Safety ▲ ▲ 2C.6 Sustainability Program 3.1 UPW P ▲ ▲ 3.2 CTDOT Coordination 3.3 Administration 3.4 Grant Applications As necessary 3.8 Tech Capacity Building As necessary 3.5 Highway Program Dev 3.6 Transit Programming 3.7 Policy 3.8 Public Participation Prog. 4.1 TIP/STIP ▲ ▲ ▲ 4.2 MPO ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 4.3 TTAC ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 4.4 NRG Project 4.5 TIGER VI — W ATER 4.6 Route 34 Reconstruction 4.7 Route 67 Project 4.8 Derby-Shelton Bridge 4.9 Route 8 Corridor Project 4.10 TOD Project 4.11 I-84/Rte 8 Assessment 4.12 Regional Coordination As necessary 4.13 Tech Capacity Building As necessary 4.14 Tech Assistance 4.15 Tech Assistance–RPC Program Planning Project Planning Meetings, Draft Report, Final Report ▲ FY 2019 Unified Planning W ork Program Regional Transportation Program Schedule Naugatuck Valley Council of Gov ernments — CNV MPO 67 | P a g e JOB CLASSIFICATIONS BY TITLE Executive Director : Directs the operations of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) and supervises the transportation and regional planning staff. The Executive Director formulates policies, manages daily operations of the NVCOG and plans and coordinates use of resources for sustainability. The Executive Director serves as the Co -Secretary of the Greater Bridgeport and Valley MPO and Director of the Central Naugatuck Valley Region MPO, assists in formulating policy board actions and implementing recommendations, and facilitates the on – going interaction and relationships between the NVCOG and state, federal, non -profit and private sector partners. The Executive Director w orks with the New York -Connecticut Sustainable Communities Initiative Consortium in developing a regional plan for sustainability and with the Regional Plan Associations , CCM, and others to encourage more TOD s in the state and region. Coordinates mega -regional planning efforts as a member of the Metropolitan Area Planning Forum with directors of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) and Northern New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). Director of Planning /Assistant Director : Responsible for the implementation of the NVCOG’s regional, environmental and transportation planning, and support of its mission as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater Bridgeport and Valley portions of the Bridgeport -Stamford urbanized area and the Central Naugatuck Valley Region of the Waterbury urbanized area . The Director o f Planning is responsible for coordinating and collaborating with other regional organizations and MPOs in Connecticut and state and federal agencies, including the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection , Office of Policy and Management and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. The Director of Planning is also responsible for NVCOG ’s interactions with the Air Quality Conformity Interagency Consultation Committee and Connecticut Bicycle a nd Pedestrian Advisory Board . Works with the Executive Director in providing analysis and recommendation s regarding key planning issues and c oordinat ing all planning policies in order to create complementary and not contradictory policies . The Director of Planning coordinates with the FHWA and FTA on highway and transit c apital program s and planning and l eads the region’s Transit -Oriented Development efforts. Works with and assists the Executive Director in coordinating mega -regional planning efforts as a m ember of the Metropolitan Area Planning Forum with directors of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) and Northern New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). Regional Tra nsportation Engineer : Under general direction of Executive Director and Director of Planning , manages all technical aspects of roadway, street, highway, and interstate design, modeling, and improvement. Provide s transportation 68 | P a g e and traffic engineering technical assistance to the municipalities of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, assess es traffic and highway operations on key corridors and intersections , d evelop s highway capital improvement project concepts , develop s preliminary engineering and design activities for project scoping and devel opment , c onduct s and manage s traffic engineering corridor and intersection studies , and r esponsible for NVCOG’s travel demand forecasting and traffic simulation modeling activities . Administer s the state -funded LOTCIP for NVCOG and assist s in developing pr oject scopes and preparing concept drawings . R esponsible for project selection, scheduling, cost control and contract administration and c onsult s with town s regarding LOTCIP, STP, TAP and CMAQ projects. Tra nsportation Engineer : Under general direction of Executive Director, Director of Planning, and Senior/Principle Traffic Engineer , provide s transportation and traffic engineering technical assistance to the municipalities of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, assess es traffic and highway ope rations on key corridors and intersections , d evelop s highway capital improvement project concepts , develop s preliminary engineering and design activities for project scoping and development , c onduct s and manage s traffic engineering corridor and intersectio n studies , and works on the NVCOG’s travel demand forecasting and traffic simulation modeling activities . Assists in a dministr ating the state -funded LOTCIP for NVCOG and developing project scopes and preparing concept drawings . R esponsible for project sele ction, scheduling, cost control and contract administration , and c onsult s with town s regarding LOTCI P, STP, TAP and CMAQ projects. M anages all technical aspects of roadway, street, highway, and interstate design, modeling, and improvement. Senior Transportation Planner : Supervises the r egional transportation planning staff in the conduct of the regional transportation planning process and helps the Director of Planning in coordinating the development of the short -range Transportation Improvement P rogram (TIP), the Long Range Regional Transportation Plan, the Unified Planning Work Program and oversees the modifications to the TIP, either through the Administrative Action process or Amendments. The Senior Transportation Planner assists the Director o f Planning in special projects, program coordination and the development and analysis of their respective policy impacts upon the agency. The Senior Transportation Planner establish es and conducts the meeting schedule, agendas and business of the Transport ation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) and supervise s special projects recommended and approved by the TTAC . Senior Regional Planner : Works under the general supervision of the Director of Planning and the Senior Transportation Planner, d etermines the methods f or conducting technical studies , and p repares technical studies and writes reports. Serves as project manager on selected plans and studies ; coordinates and oversees development of the UPWP and tasks assigned to staff. Provides techni cal assistance on transportation matters to municipalities. May supervise others assigned to assist in work for which responsibility has been delegated. 69 | P a g e Supervising Transportation Planner : Supervises the r egional transportation planning staff in the conduct of the regional transportation planning process and assists the Director of Planning in coordinating the development of the short -range Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Long Range Regional Transportation Plan, the Unified Planning Work Program and oversees the modifications to the TIP, either through the Administrative Action process or Amendments. The Senior Transportation Planner assists the Director of Planning in special projects, program coordination and the d evelopment and analysis of their respective policy impacts upon the agency. The Supervising Transportation Planner establish es and conducts the meeting schedule, agendas and business of the Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) and supervise s special projects recommended and approved by the TTAC . Transportation Planner II : Assist the Senior Transportation Planner and Supervising Transportation Planner in the conduct of various transportation planning studies and tasks as outlined and contain ed in the Unified Planning Work Program. The Transportation Planner II works under the direction and supervision of the Senior Transportation Planner and Director of Planning, as appropriate and necessary. Transportation Planner I : Assist the Senior Tran sportation Planner and Supervising Transportation Planner in the conduct of various transportation planning studies and tasks as outlined and contained in the Unified Planning Work Program. The Transportation Planner I works under the direction and supervi sion of the Senior Transportation Planner and Director of Planning, as appropriate and necessary. Senior Transit Planner : Supervises the transit planning staff and oversees the development, coordination and implementation of regional transit priorities and leads the NVCOG’s long -range and short -term transit planning efforts in order to enhance the transit system s in the Naugatuck Valley planning r egion to better link land us e, housing, employment and new bus rapid t ransit and rail opportunities. The Senior Transit Planner works with the Director of Planning and Senior Transportation Planner in working with the GBV MPO, CNV MPO, CCMPO, CT DOT, CT Transit, VTD and the municipalit ies to identify funding sources and strategies to implement plan recommendations and coordinates plan ning efforts with the VTD, GBT and CT Transit related to special transportation needs , including jobs access , elderly and handicapped transportation grant programs (LOCHSTP and Municipal Grant Program) . 70 | P a g e Transit Planner : Assists the Senior Transit Planner with the development, coordination and implementation of regional transit priorities and works on the NVCOG’s long -range and short -term transit planning efforts in order to enhance the transit system s in the Naugatuck Valley planning r egion to better link land use, housing, employment and new bus rapid t ransit and rail opportunities. The Transit Planner works with the transportation planning staff in working with the GBV MPO, CNV MPO, CCMPO, CT DOT, CT Transit, VTD and the municipalities to identify funding sources and strategies to implement plan recommendations and coordinates plan ning efforts with the VTD, GBT and CT Transit related to special tra nsportation needs , including jobs access , elderly and handicapped transportation grant programs (LOCHSTP and Municipal Grant Program) . The Transit Planner also serves as the NVCO’s Disadvanatged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (DBELO). Duties include review of third party contracts and purchase requisitions for compliance with this program and w ork s with transportation planning staff on prorgam requirements. Manages large and/or broad in scope projects for DBE compliance, establishes annual DBE goals, compiles statistical data, completes and submits required reports and participates in annual site reviews . Environmental Planner : Under general supervision of the Executive Director, provides expertise i n environmental planning, research, and policy analysis for the Regional Brownfield Partnership in the areas of brownfields assessment, cleanup and redevelopment related to transportation oriented development, smart growth, in fill development, community o utreach, green remediation, regulatory liaison outreach, project development and funding. Regional Planner : Works directly under the Director of Planning and Senior Regional Planner and is primarily responsible for implementing all aspects of the regional land use planning program and coordinates the link ages with the transportation planning activities and provides analysis and recommendations regarding key planning issues. The Regional Planner also support s a wide range of regional environmental a ctivities and planning studies, such as natural hazard mitigation, Brownfields reclamation, trails and greenways development, conservation and watershed management, sustainability planning, and climate resiliency planning. Provides support planning for ass essing environmental mitigation efforts related to the long range transportation plan, transportation improvement program, and projects, including air quality conformity; and assesses the environmental impacts of STP funded projects. The Regional Planner a lso w ork s with the operation and implementation of the r egion’s Brownfields Partnership, organizing project bids, scheduling meetings and conferences, drafting articles, reports, and correspondence, and creating presentations , and is the Staff Director of the 71 | P a g e Regional Planning Commission and primary regional contact with all municipal planning departments. The Regional Planner c onducts research in support of and drafts updates to municipal and r egional plan s of conservation and development and c oordinates with the state Office of Policy & Management (OPM). GIS Program Coordinator: Creates and maintains GIS databases and maps related to NV COG’s planning work and programs; assists planning staff in their work as it relates to GIS and data gathering and analysis; prepares maps and other graphics for NV COG documents and presentations; provides GIS technical assistance to member municipalities, prepares data documentation (metadata) for GIS files. The GIS Program Coordinator w orks under the general supervision of the Executive Director and the Director of Planning and supervises other GIS staff. Regional Planner – GIS Specialist: Creates and mai ntains GIS databases and maps related to NV COG’s planning work and programs; assists planning staff in their work as it relates to GIS and data gathering and analysis; prepares maps and other graphics for NV COG documents and presentations; provides GIS tec hnical assistance to member municipalities, prepares data documentation (metadata) for GIS files; performs quantitative analysis of regional planning data; prepares reports on planning analyses and studies; makes oral presentations of study results. GIS Pl anning Assistant : Works under the direction of the GIS Program Coordinator. Duties include but are not limited to assisting in the creation and maintenance of databases for the NVCOG’s ge ographic information systems. Municipal Shared Services Coordinator : Works under the general supervision and direction of the Executive Director and provides Municipal Shared Service program development and management, research, analysis, and technical assistance work for the Naugatuck Valley region in the area of multi -jurisdictional delivery of grant writing, cooperative purchasing, local government services, budget and finance, contract management and training. Policy Coordinator/Special Projects : Works under the general supervision and direction of the Executive Direct or and in cooperation with all transportation and regional planning staff. The Policy Coordinator assists the Executive Director in preparing and disseminating analyses of state and federal policies and program requirements, and, as directed, arranges and organizes program and policy level meetings. Works in concert with the Director of Planning , Finance Director and administrative staff to research, draft, review, interpret, and oversee the implementation of organizational policy. The 72 | P a g e Policy Coordinator co nducts technical work for planning and administrative staff, and manages and administers special projects being under taken by the NVCOG . Finance Director : Works under the general supervision of the Executive Director and m aintains general ledger, journals and all other fiscal records and reports , including all NVCOG checking and savings accounts , in accordance with federal and state accounting and auditing standards. The Financial Officer p repares project financial reports , requests contract reimb ursements , prepares quarterly finacial reports ( FICA, FWT and unemployment ), prepares monthly balance sheets , analysis of staff timesheets and financial reports, and makes out all checks including payroll. The Financial Officer processes invoices received from consulting firms under NVCOG contract. Financial Manager : Maintains general ledger, journals and all other fiscal records and reports in accordance with federal and state bookkeeping and auditing standards. Prepares project financial reports; contra ct reimbursements; quarterly FICA, FWT and unemployment reports; monthly balance sheets; monthly analysis of staff timesheets; makes out all checks including payroll. Maintains Council checking and savings accounts. Makes all deposits, withdrawals, and f und transfers. Orders office supplies. Maintains an inventory of office equipment and furniture. Uses personal computer for fiscal applications. Assists with general clerical functions as needed. Works under the general supervision of the Finance Directo r. Supervises clerical staff and others as assigned. Administrative Assistant : Works under the general supervision and direction of the Executive Director and w orks in cooperation with the Financ e Director and all transportation and regional planning staff. The Administrative Assistant assists planning staff in preparing and disseminating correspondence s, notices and other documents , and, as directed, arranging meetings and maintaining the NVCOG calendar. The Administrative Assistant conducts technical work for the planning staff, as needed . Planning Intern/Planning Assistant : Is a durational position that c arries out specific planning and program tasks under the direction and supervision of the Director of Planning, Senior Transportation Planner or a designated staff member and assists the transportation and regional planning staff in the conduct of a wide variety of planning tasks , including the preparation of planning documents , data collection and analysis, and GIS support and maintenance . 73 | P a g e Nauga tuck Valley Council of Governments FY 201 8 and 201 9 Planning Staff Maximum Hourly Rates Title Max Rate Executive Director $75 .00 Director of Planning /Assistant Director $60 .00 Regional Transportation Engineer $60.00 Transportation Engineer $50.00 Senior Transportation Planner $50.00 Senior Regional Planner $45.00 Supervising Transportation Planner $45.00 Transportation Planner II $35.00 Transportation Planner I $30 .00 Transit C apital Administrator $50 .00 Senior Transit Planner $55 .00 Transit Planner $45 .00 Environmental Planner $75.00 Regional Planner $45.00 GIS Program Coordinator $40 .00 Regional Planner – GIS Specialist $35 .00 GIS Planning Assistant $30.00 Municipal Shared Services Coordinator $50.00 Policy Coordinator /Special Projects $50.00 Finance Director $50 .00 Financial Manager $40 .00 Administrative Assistant $35 .00 Planning Intern/Planning Assistant $20 .00