TRANSPORTATION IN CONNECTICUT:  THE PLANNING PROCESS is the first in a series of three reference documents that are intended to provide the reader with a better understanding of transportation in Connecticut.  This document contains information on the transportation planning process. It outlines and discusses the federal and state requirements, planning products, and public participation components of a planning process that is designed to develop long-term transportation plans and advance them into specific transportation improvement and maintenance programs and projects. This document was updated in November 2007 to include information on the federal  Safe Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) requirements and planning–related requirements of state legislation passed in the 2006 and 2007 legislative sessions.

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The second document in the series, TRANSPORTATION IN CONNECTICUT: TRENDS & PLANNING DATA, contains information on the trends, factors and other relevant information used or considered by transportation planners and engineers to forecast and address travel needs and demands. It also includes summary information on the long-range transportation plans and projects and studies of the states of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York that are relevant to Connecticut.  It was published in June 2006.

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The third document in the series, TRANSPORTATION IN CONNECTICUT:  THE EXISTING SYSTEM, contains information on the roles of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) with respect to the State of Connecticut's airports, bridges, highways, bus systems, rail systems, water transportation services and facilities, and bikeways and multi-use trails.  Transportation facilities and services provided or funded by the Department are discussed, overviews of the physical conditions of the infrastructure of these systems are presented, factors affecting the conditions of or demand on the facilities are identified, and the ability of these facilities and systems to meet current and future demand is discussed. This document was published in June 2007.

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For further information please contact:
Ms Roxane Fromson
Transportation Supervision Planner
Intermodal Programming and Policy Planning
Phone:  (860) 594-2038