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Connecticut Strategic Transportation Plan June 19, 2014 Stakeholder Council Meetings Round One Cromwell, Connecticut.

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1 Connecticut Strategic Transportation Plan June 19, 2014 Stakeholder Council Meetings Round One Cromwell, Connecticut

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3 Agenda Update of the Statewide Transportation Plan – Why we are here – About the Plan (Outcomes, Process, Roles) – Outreach Conducted to Date (Interviews, Questionnaire, Poll, Workshop) – Draft Vision and Goals – Questions? Transportation in Connecticut - Overview – The system – Overview of issues – Questions? Orientation for Breakout Sessions

4 Why We Are Here - Stakeholder Councils (each has its own breakout session) Morning Complete Streets and Trails Energy and the Environment Integrating Transportation and Development Public Transportation Afternoon Freight Intercity Transportation (including transit) Highway Economy

5 Your Role Today What are Today’s and Tomorrow’s Critical Transportation Issues ? What Are CT’s Growth Opportunities?What are our Values and Priorities?What Defines Success for This Plan?

6 Highlights of TransformCT 50 year vision plan – Multi-modal – Performance Based Financially constrained, first 10 years 63 engagements Open houses Focus groups Issue forums Website

7 MindMixer Activity

8 About the Plan - Process Data/Analysis Existing Conditions Modal Needs Scenario Analysis Revenues Gap Economic Impact Analysis Policy Analysis Products Vision Goals and Objectives Performance Measures Needs Investment Scenarios Supporting Policies Return on Investment Prioritized Projects Final Plan Outreach Leadership Interviews Public Open House Focus Groups Public Poll Social Media Stakeholder Councils Public Open House Public Comment

9 TransformCT in 5 Phases Build a Vision –Iterative Process Establish Baseline and Forecast –Existing conditions & needs –Revenue Forecasts –Needs Economic Tradeoffs –Which investments? –How do we pay? –Return on investments Evaluate & Prioritize Options Develop Strategies for implementation We are here

10 Connecticut’s Family of Plans Investment Plan TransportationEnergyLand Use Economic Development

11 Plan Timeline Spring/Summer Complete Initial Outreach and Input Estimate Needs Estimate Revenues Summer/Fall Complete Scenario Analysis Complete Investment Option Analysis Assess Revenue Options Winter Draft Investment Recommendations Draft Policy Recommendations Stakeholder Council #2 Public Open House Draft Plan

12 TransformCT Survey 1,000 households February-March 2014 – 19 minute survey asking Satisfaction with Services What facilities and services used Condition and performance of system Improvement needs Willingness to pay Respondents Fairfield County 260 Hartford County 250 Litchfield County 52 Middlesex County 46 New Haven County 240 New London County 76 Tolland County 42 Windham County 34 Total 1000

13 Overall Satisfaction Levels

14 Pavement Condition

15 Congestion

16 Potential Investments

17 Important Future Initiatives

18 New Infrastructure vs. Maintenance

19 Highways vs. Public Transportation

20 Funding Transportation Improvements

21 Selected Issues – From Outreach Safety Congestion Maintenance

22 Land Use Freight Issues (Cont’d) Public Transportation

23 Issues (Cont’d) – Connections to NYC and Boston – Reliance on Federal dollars – Mega projects on horizon – Non-motorized transportation

24 Draft Goals and Objectives Maintain Connecticut’s multimodal transportation system in a state of good repair Objectives (DRAFT for discussion) Maintain or improve the current National Highway System (NHS) state of good repair. Improve the condition of state bridges. Improve transit system and facilities to state of good repair. Improve freight rail system. Improve ride quality on entire state road system. Improve travel safety, as well as improve the ability of state (and local) agencies and entities to respond to emergencies and disasters. Objectives (DRAFT for discussion) Reduce highway fatalities and serious injuries. Reduce rail crashes and other safety-related incidents. Reduce inter-urban and intra-urban bus crashes. Reduce public transportation security incidents. Reduce conflicts among automobiles/trucks, bicycles, and pedestrians Infrastructure Condition Safe and Secure Travel

25 Draft Goals and Objectives (cont.) Provide an efficient and effective multimodal transportation system that is coordinated with land development patterns to strengthen communities and support economic development Objectives (DRAFT for discussion) Restore waterways and ports for freight movement Improve statewide airport facilities and services Enhance the transportation system in a way that protects the natural and human environment and supports more sustainable development patterns Objectives (DRAFT for discussion) Preserve cultural and historic resources Preserve to wetlands and vulnerable ecosystems Preserve threatened and endangered species Promote transportation alternatives to reduce emissions Identify travel demand strategies that are corridor specific Economic Vitality Environmental Sustainability

26 Draft Goals and Objectives (cont.) Improve CTDOT’s organizational structure, operating procedures, and staff capacity in order to better deliver transportation services and projects and, by doing so, develop and manage a multimodal transportation system that meets the state’s future needs Objectives (DRAFT for discussion) Enhance CTDOT structure and standard operating procedures to meet multimodal needs Enhance CTDOT staff training and experience to meet multimodal needs Improve interagency partnerships Improve neighboring state partnerships Improve public engagement in transportation program development and implementation Coordinate infrastructure planning and siting with local and regional transportation plans CTDOT Organizational Excellence

27 Draft Goals and Objectives (cont.) Develop a transportation system that recognizes and accommodates the changing socioeconomic diversity of the state Objectives (DRAFT for discussion) Increase access for elderly, disabled, and low-income populations to transit and non- motorized transportation infrastructure Enhance CTDOT structure and Standard operating procedures to meet multimodal needs Enhance CTDOT staff training and experience to meet multimodal needs Improve interagency partnerships Improve neighboring state partnerships Improve public engagement in transportation program development and implementation Coordinate infrastructure planning and siting with local and regional transportation plans Transportation Equity

28 Trends – Population

29 Trends – Employment and Output Education & Healthcare Business & Prof. Services Arts & Entertainment Finance, Insurance & Real Estate Construction Manufacturing Education & Healthcare Business & Prof. Services Arts & Entertainment Finance, Insurance & Real Estate Construction Manufacturing OutputEmployment

30 Trends – Federal and State Fiscal Trends

31 Other Trends/Influencers Construction Costs/Sea level rise Autonomous Vehicles/Vehicle Technology Energy Costs/Supply Generational Preferences

32 Break Out Sessions Validate vision statement Validate and prioritize plan challenges – Your focus area and overall Discussion of trends that will impact Connecticut’s future What is the transportation system of 2043 Economic group – Economic scenarios Report back

33 Thank You! Tom David Elder,


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