Transportation Planning

The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) is committed to developing an integrated and efficient multi-modal transportation system which will facilitate the movement of people and goods in the region. To facilitate this SCRCOG prepares the regional metropolitan transportation plan (MTP) which addresses broad goals for the transportation needs of the Region. SCRCOG maintains the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) which identifies all projects expected to be funded with federal participation in the region, while the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) outlines the tasks SCRCOG will accomplish during each fiscal year.

Photo: Union Station, New Haven; Credit: Kindra Clineff /

Municipal Grant Program

The Connecticut General Assembly enacted a Municipal Grant Program in the 1999 legislative session. Connecticut General Statutes (CGS), Section 13b-38bb, created a state matching grant program available to any municipality for demand responsive transportation for the elderly and disabled. This program was funded for the first time in 2005. By statute, municipalities in our region apply to the state for their funding allocations through SCRCOG.