The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments will conduct a Hybrid Public Information Meeting concerning the Route 8 & Waterbury Branch Line Corridor Transit-Oriented Development & Alternative Modes Assessment Project on Thursday, December 15th, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Valley Transit District (VTD) offices in Derby, located at 41 Main St., and online via Zoom. Information on how to join the zoom meeting can be found at:  

A formal presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. after a brief introduction. The presentation will be followed by a a question and answer period. 

The purpose of this study is to develop options and examine the feasibility of implementing alternative transportation modes within the Route 8 and Waterbury branch rail line corridors. The intention is to improve and expand upon the existing public transit options to enhance the viability, convenience, and access of alternate modes of travel.  

The public informational meeting is being held to provide the public and local community the opportunity to offer comments or ask questions regarding the proposed project. NVCOG is interested in obtaining input and is accepting comments regarding this study from December 15, 2022 through January 15, 2023. 

Individuals with limited internet access can listen to the meeting by calling dial in 1 (929) 205-6099 and entering the Participant Code when prompted: 123456. Zoom offers closed captioning for the hearing impaired. A recording of the formal presentation will be posted to the NVCOG’s YouTube following the event. 

During the 30-day comment period individuals may leave a question or comment via email (preferred) at Individuals may also leave a voicemail question or comment by calling (203)-757-0535.  Written comments may also be submitted to NVCOG at 49 Leavenworth Street, 3rd floor, Waterbury, CT 06702. Please reference the project in your voicemail, email or written version.  

Language assistance may be requested by contacting the NVCOG at or (203) 757-0535. Requests should be made at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.