SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
Planning for Our Region's Future

CALENDAR

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PLANS & REPORTS

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.

 

2014


SCRCOG's 2013 Annual Report

This report highlights the major activities of the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) during the 2012-2013 fiscal year.


2013


Moblity Management Study

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.


SCRCOG's 2012 Annual Report

This report highlights the major activities of the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.


2012


City of New Haven Foxon Boulevard Corridor Study

The study presents recommendations to improve transportation deficiencies as well as to improve and provide pedestrian and bicycle accessibility along the Foxon Boulevard corridor.


Town of East Haven Hemingway Avenue and Coe Avenue Corridor Study

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.


Town of Wallingford Traffic Signal Study

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.


Regional School Bus Study

This study reviews potential energy savings of alternate fuels for school transportation fleets and implementation issues.


SCRCOG's 2011 Annual Report

This report highlights the major activities of the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) during the 2010-2011 fiscal year.


2011


Long Range Transportation Plan

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.


Town of North Haven Spring Road Traffic Calming Study

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.


Town of Hamden East/West Study

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.


Town of Wallingford Transit Bus Ridership and Routing Study

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.


City of Meriden Trail Study

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.


City of New Haven Downtown Modal Split Study

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.


Regional Transit Data Acquisition

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.


SCRCOG's 2010 Annual Report

This report highlights the major activities of the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.


2010


Whalley Avenue Corridor Study

This study presents recommendations for improving the corridor with respect to both transportation functions and the contextual relationship with adjoining neighborhoods.


City of Meriden Road Planning Studies: Allen, Johnson, and Preston Avenues

Allen Avenue, Johnson Avenue and Preston Avenue are three streets in the City with very similar conditions. All of these streets lack storm drainage and have deficiencies in their vertical and horizontal alignments. This study makes recommendations for improvements to the three identified roadways to alleviate current safety hazards.


Meriden Traffic Signal Study

This report includes a comprehensive inventory and review of the 64 City owned and maintained traffic signals in Meriden. Existing signal equipment and intersection elements such as pedestrian and vehicular signal heads, cabinets, controller hardware, signage, and pavement markings were reviewed at each location for consistency with current State standards and National standards as published in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).


Regional Build-Out Analysis

The purpose of the Regional Build-Out Analysis is to provide congestion management and planning tools to assist SCRCOG and its member municipalities in planning for future growth. The analysis provides data on the potential impacts from future development on major corridors throughout the region.


Route 68 Corridor Study

This study focused on safety, traffic operations and strategies to reduce congestion and minimize delays. The Study Area encompasses Connecticut Route 68 (Church Street) in the Town of Wallingford from Hanover Street, on the west, to North Main Street Extension, on the east.


Record of Decision Report -I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program Report: January 2009 -- December 2009

The 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.


Shoreline Greenway Trail

This study evaluated options for construction of the Shoreline Greenway Trail from the New Haven-East Haven Town Line to Hammonasset State Park in Madison. Recommended options were presented along with cost estimates to assist the communities in selecting sections for further consideration and/or construction. Please note that this file is very large (about 325 MB) and may take an extended time to download.


SCRCOG Congestion Management Process

This 2010 Congestion Management Process (CMP) report represents a continuation of the South Central Regional Council of Governments' (SCRCOG) effort to better understand the transportation system in the South Central Connecticut region.


SCRCOG's 2009 Annual Report

This report highlights the major activities of the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) during the 2008-2009 fiscal year.


2009


Future of Regional Solid Waste Disposal Beyond Current Resource Recovery 20 year Contracts

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.


Wilbur Cross Parkway Interchange Needs Assessment Study

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.


City of New Haven Downtown Bicycle and Pedestrian Gap Analysis

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.


City of West Haven East Brown Street Traffic Calming Study

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.


2008


SCRCOG's 2008 Annual Report

This report highlights the major activities of the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) during the 2007-2008 fiscal year.


Guilford Town Center South Study

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 I-691 Interchange 5, 6, and 7 Study

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.


Implementation of the Regional Transit Study

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.


New Haven Streetcar Assessment

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.


Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD)

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.


Route 1/North Main Street Access Management Plan for Branford

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.


Route 10 Corridor Study for Hamden and New Haven

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.


Route 146 Scenic Highway Gateway in Branford

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.


Southeast Downtown Circulation Study for New Haven

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.


Traffic Calming Resource Guide

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.


2007


Calibrate and Implement Signal Timing

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.


Enhanced Conceptual Program for a New Haven Traffic Operations Center

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.


New Haven Truck Study

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.


Regional Bike and Pedestrian Plan

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.


Route 34 Corridor Study

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 longterm 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.


Route 162 Corridor Study

The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) in cooperation with the Town of Orange and the City of West Haven commissioned this Studyto 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.


Yale Avenue/ Wilbur Cross Parkway Interchange Study

The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) in cooperation with the Town of Wallingford commissioned this studyto 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.


2006 and Older


Milford Railroad Station Parking Garage Study

Desman Associates with Clough Harbour Associates were selected by the Milford Transit District to conduct a Parking Site Feasibility Study for a 500 space parking structure to serve the Milford Railroad Station.


Route 5 Planning and Preliminary Design

The primary purpose of this study is to analyze and quantify the shortcomings of the spot improvements implemented over the years, and initiate a comprehensive corridor-wide improvement program aimed at enhancing traffic capacity and safety while promoting alternative modes of transportation along the U.S. Route 5 corridor and to address the existing and projected needs of the communities in this vital corridor.


Route 22 Corridor Planning Study

The Route 22 Corridor Planning Study was initiated by the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) to identify and address existing transportation needs and deficiencies in the Route 22 study area in response to increasing traffic demands and growing safety concerns along State and local roadways.


Traffic Mitigation For selected Roadways in New Haven- I-95 Report

The focus of the study was on the area bounded by Quinnipiac Avenue to the east, State Street to the west, Middletown Avenue / Foxon Boulevard (Route 80) to the north and US Route 1 (US1) (Water Street / Forbes Avenue) to the south. The executive summary is available here.


Unified Response Manual for Highway Incidents in the State of Connecticut

This manual focuses on unified response to highway incidents on limited-access highways in the State of Connecticut. It serves as a reminder of the available resources and interagency collaboration considerations. It is intended to reduce confusion, reduce potential conflicts, and facilitate communication among agencies responding to incidents. 


Regional Housing Report

This manual focuses on unified response to highway incidents on limited-access highways in the State of Connecticut. It serves as a reminder of the available resources and interagency collaboration considerations. It is intended to reduce confusion, reduce potential conflicts, and facilitate communication among agencies responding to incidents. 

 



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