The Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside program is designed to help expand transportation choices and enhance the transportation experience. Federal regulations define categories of eligible activities encompassing a variety of smaller-scale transportation projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, safe routes to school projects, community improvements such as historic preservation and vegetation management, and [...]
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program is a Federal program that funds transportation projects and programs that contribute to attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter. The CMAQ program supports the two goals of improving air quality and relieving congestion. As [...]

The Local Road Accident Reduction Program provides funding for lower cost safety improvements on local roads.  The Council of Governments’ role in the program is to solicit proposals from the towns, conduct the initial screening of proposals, and identify those which will be forwarded to the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT).  These proposals will then be […]

About Connecticut Public Act 13-239 was signed into Law in June 2013, directing the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) to create a state funded Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP). LOTCIP was established to provide municipalities with a funding source and to supplant federal funds offering opportunities for improved project delivery. The program provides State [...]