Below is a compilation of plans and reports, organized by fiscal year, completed through SCRCOG. Please click on a year to view the relevant reports. A report can be downloaded by clicking on its title.
Jobs Access Study (English)
Jobs Access Study (en Español)
This report, entitled "How Transportation Problems Keep People Out of the Workforce in Greater New Haven" analyzes the spatial mismatch between jobs and low-income and minority residents. It was completed in cooperation with the NAACP Greater New Haven Branch and Workforce Alliance.
This 2014 Congestion Management Process report represents a continuation of the South Central Regional Council of Governments' effort to better understand the transportation system in the South Central Connecticut Region.
This report evaluates existing conditions and provide recommendations for potential traffic calming measures for Hamden Plains, Wintergreen and East Side neighborhoods.
The second phase of this project consisted of two tasks: 1) the preparation of GIS mapping and a database incorporating the results of the Phase 1 traffic signal inventory and 2) the preparation of a signal system master plan to prioritize the long-term replacement of traffic signals and provide short-term maintenance recommendations.
This study reviews existing freight facilities and provide options for increasing freight service for niche markets, removing trucks from the I-95 and I-91 corridors, reducing congestion, and providing timely delivery of goods and food products for the region’s consumers. It was completed in cooperation with the Tweed Airport Authority.
This report highlights the major activities of the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) during the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
The purpose of this study was to provide recommendations to initiate mobility management of human services transportation for the elderly and persons with disabilities (a gap identified through the regional LOCHSTP program). The study includes information on needs, resources, practices, and implementation issues so that the project established for the Region can meet the needs of its stakeholders.
This report highlights the major activities of the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
The study presents recommendations to improve transportation deficiencies as well as to improve and provide pedestrian and bicycle accessibility along the Foxon Boulevard corridor.
The purpose of this study was to work with the Town of East Haven to identify solutions on an existing flooding issue on Hemingway Avenue and Coe Avenue. In addition, the town was seeking assistance to explore potential realignment options for Proto Drive in order to better accommodate development in the existing industrial park.
The purpose of this project was to gather data relating to the type and condition of the existing traffic signal equipment and geometry. These data were used to develop a qualitative assessment of existing operations, and potential improvement strategies which may require further study. Please note that this is a large file (about 34 MB) and may take an extended time to download.
This study reviews potential energy savings of alternate fuels for school transportation fleets and implementation issues.
This report highlights the major activities of the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) during the 2010-2011 fiscal year.
The South Central Regional Transportation Plan addresses broad goals for the transportation needs of the Region and is updated regularly. Each Plan provides direction for the Region on major policy issues on all modes of transportation. Regional needs and initiatives are outlined for utilization in framing transportation solutions during the period covered by each Plan. Past reports from 2007, 2004, and 2001 are also available.
The study was undertaken to identify and evaluate traffic and safety issues in the study corridor, assess need and desire for mitigation of the identified issues, and develop recommendations and a plan of implementation.
This study evaluated east/west routes in the Town and included recommendations on routings, traffic management, and highway amenities. It also includes recommendations for better east-west circulation, improved mobility, and safety and pedestrian and bicycle circulation.
This study focused on service on and along U.S. Route 5 and North Plains Industrial Road/Washington Street to service community organizations, addressing increased demand and service schedule enhancements.
This report proposes a comprehensive trail system that interconnects with regional goals and plans, which would help improve transportation opportunities for Meriden and surrounding communities.
This study reviewed the current modal split for transportation demand in downtown area. Data was gathered data from existing sources and previous estimates of modal split for several representative types of development (residential, commercial, institutional) were reviewed in order to provide a framework for better review and confirmation of projected volume/transportation demand as development emerges.
This project focused on acquiring and collating data in preparation for an update of the Transit portion of the Region’s TransCAD model. The data created as a result of this project is available here.
This report highlights the major activities of the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
Record of Decision Report -I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program Report: January 2009 -- December 2009The I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing (NHHC) Corridor Improvement Program is one of Connecticut's largest multi-modal transportation improvement initiatives. The program includes operational, safety and capacity improvements to over 7 miles of Interstate 95, including a new signature bridge over New Haven Harbor. In addition to new and upgraded Shore Line East commuter rail stations, there are numerous Transit and Transportation System Management (TSM) components included as part of the program. This report summarizes the current status of the implementation of the Transit and TSM components. A copy is available for 2008 and 2007.
On August 13, 2008 R.S Lynch & Company, Inc was engaged by the South Central Regional Council of Governments to Identify and evaluate future solid waste management options for SCRCOG's 15 member towns.
Completed in cooperation with CDOT, this study evaluated safety deficiencies and improvement opportunities for interchanges within the Region between Milford and Meriden. This includes a needs assessment study report, which utilized and built upon previous SCRCOG and CDOT studies. Additionally, there is an analysis of existing conditions, future no-build conditions, and viable conceptual safety and operational improvement alternatives for future implementation and construction. The Region’s TransCAD model was updated as part of this study. Please note that this is a large file (about 80 MB) and may take an extended time to download.
This report reviewed bicycle and pedestrian circulation in the downtown, as defined by the historic Nine Squares. The objective of this project was to develop a short, medium, and long term plan to make bicycling and walking safer, easier, and more accessible as a transportation alternative in downtown New Haven.
The purpose of this study was to develop a traffic calming plan for East Brown Street to address residents’ concerns related to cut-through traffic and high speeds. This study was conducted as a follow up to the Regional Traffic Calming Study completed by SCRCOG in 2008.
This report highlights the major activities of the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) during the 2007-2008 fiscal year.
This study serves as a next step in the planning process for Guilford Town Center South (TCS) – an area around the Guilford train station that the Town has designated for a future, mixed-use, transit-oriented neighborhood. This study builds upon the previous work of the TCS Planning Committee by evaluating and addressing the potential future traffic impacts associated with the planned TCS developments and increased ridership from the Guilford train station.
The main goal of the Study is to explore and develop alternatives to improve access between I-691 Interchanges 5, 6, and 7 and the surrounding local roadway system in Meriden, CT.
The Regional Transit Study was completed by the South Central Region COG in April 2005. Its purpose was to examine existing transit services and develop strategies for improvements. The study proposed 10 specific strategies and categorized the recommended strategies into high, medium, and low priority groups. This implementation project was established to develop specific implementable applications of four high priority strategies: 1) route simplification, 2) establish a hub system, 3) consolidate/coordinate downtown New Haven shuttles, and 4) establish new flex route services.
This project was developed as part of the Implementation of the Regional Transit Study. An assessment of the potential for a new electric streetcar system was conducted for the city of New Haven. This report examined possible routes and costs for the development of an electric streetcar.
The South Central Regional Plan of Conservation and Development is a general guide for land use conservation and development for the 15 town region comprised of Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge. This report was amended on July 21,2009. A version without maps is available here for quicker downloads.
The purpose of this Access Management Plan is to propose strategies for the use of access management tools to help preserve and enhance the capacity and safety of travel in the North Main Street corridor in Branford, Connecticut. The corridor includes North Main Street from its intersection with Main Street (Route 146), West Main Street, and the Branford Connector to its eastern merge with East Main Street.
The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) on behalf of the City of New Haven and Town of Hamden commissioned the Route 10 Corridor Study to develop a set of recommendations for the corridor that will address existing corridor needs and deficiencies, and help support each municipalities’ long-term vision for transportation and land use in the corridor. This study includes a detailed assessment of the existing transportation system and land use conditions; a future traffic conditions assessment; and a comprehensive recommendations plan that the participating municipalities and SCRCOG can utilize as a guide to prioritize and program future improvement projects.
This planning study was initiated by a recent Town-wide Transportation Study that recommended that Route 146 (Main Street) from U.S. Route 1 (West Main Street) to the Branford Town Green be improved to reduce traffic speeds, provide a safer and more comfortable environment, and provide a more welcoming gateway into Branford.
The purpose of this study was to work with the SCRCOG, City of New Haven, and stakeholder groups in the Downtown and Wooster Square neighborhoods to determine the transportation benefits of re-opening Fair Street between Union Street and Olive Street. Due to the closure of Fair Street, motorists do not have a direct connection from Downtown to the Wooster Square neighborhood.
The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) has prepared this Traffic Calming Resource Guide to assist its member communities. The goal of this guide is to be a “go to” resource for each municipality as they plan and implement traffic calming. The guide is presented in a three-ring binder format that can be easily modified as necessary to support the individual municipal traffic calming programs and initiatives.
Traffic signal timing plans were developed for 39 intersections that were identified by SCRCOG, the City of New Haven and the Consultant as listed in Table 1 and shown in Figure 1. Four timing plans were developed for 35 of the intersections. A single emergency timing plan was developed for four of the intersections. The timing plans for 21 of the intersections were input to the central traffic control computer located in the City of New Haven, and observed and monitored in the field.
A Traffic Operations Center (TOC) to be operated by the New Haven Department of Traffic and Parking is recommended to facilitate corridor operations in the New Haven area. While management of traffic in connection with the Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program is an initial function, the TOC will serve to manage operations after construction is complete.
The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) in cooperation with the City of New Haven has undertaken the New Haven Truck Route Study in an effort to develop a strategy for directing truck traffic to use appropriate routes while traveling through or within the city. The study’s purpose was to define existing truck route conditions within the City of New Haven and develop a truck routing program to manage and limit the impact of general commercial and non-local truck traffic through the city’s residential streets.
The Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was prepared by Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc., in association with Clough Harbour & Associates, LLP, for the South Central Regional Council of Governments. The purpose of the Plan was to provide a conceptual framework for increasing the desirability and effectiveness of bicycle and pedestrian facilities as a viable mode of transportation within the region.
The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) on behalf of the City of New Haven commissioned the Route 34 Corridor Study to serve as the first phase of a long-term planning and design process that will identify, develop, and assess transportation system improvements aimed at redefining the form and function of the future Route 34 corridor.
The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) in cooperation with the Town of Orange and the City of West Haven commissioned this Study to identify existing transportation needs and deficiencies in the Route 162 study area. This study addresses these concerns and deficiencies through the development of a comprehensive improvement recommendations plan that can be used to help SCRCOG and the participating municipalities pursue future roadway improvement programming.
The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) in cooperation with the Town of Wallingford commissioned this study to expand upon previous planning efforts for improvements at Interchange 66 of the Wilbur Cross Parkway. The proposed improvements presented in this document are intended to provide operational and safety benefits along US Route 5 in the vicinity of the interchange while meeting the future traffic demands of the interchange and adjacent roadway network.