Subject Line: Derby Business Community to Provide Transportation Study Input on Thursday, March 15
The Derby business community, residents and other interested stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide input to a major transportation planning study being conducted by the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG). A design workshop or charrette will be held in Derby City Hall on Thursday, March 15. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and focus on the transit hub in and around the Derby-Shelton rail station.
The study is designed to ensure certain future transportation projects best meet the needs of businesses, the local workforce and all residents. It is assessing alternative transit modes within the Route 8 / Waterbury branch rail line corridors and developing transit-supportive land use plans.
The study team incorporated information and data on the existing conditions within the corridor into an initial round of charrette presentations in November and December 2017. The follow up charrettes will give stakeholders, local officials and residents the opportunity to provide feedback on preliminary study recommendations. The Study Team will be presenting preliminary “model” concepts based on the input from the first round of Charrettes.
Public input provided at these events will be integrated into study recommendations that will be provided to the state Department of Transportation, with a goal of incorporating improvements in the corridor into the department’s capital plan. They will also be provided to area municipalities and the region’s state legislative delegation. Working toward developing a strategy and plan for implementing preferred options, the study is scheduled to be completed in late 2018.
Interested persons can also contact the study team through the “Contact Us” page which lists several ways the public can contact the Team to offer comment or ask questions. An email address has also been established to contact the Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, Derby residents who cannot attend any of the presentations are encouraged to provide study input via a brief online visual preference survey, which can be found here: