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Department of TransportationBureau of Policy & Planning


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Bureau of Policy & Planning

Mission

“The mission of the Bureau of Policy and Planning is to promote the achievement of an integrated, multi-modal network of transportation services in Connecticut by recommending transportation policy, plans and programs through the management of the Department of Transportation’s planning program.”


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Bureau of Policy & Planning

Office of

Office of Policy and

Office of Intermodal and

Systems Information

Fiscal/Administration

Environmental Planning

Transportation Security/

State/Federal Programs

Organizational Chart

Bureau of

Policy and Planning

Systems Information

Policy

Intermodal Planning

Environmental Planning

Asset/Performance Mgt.

Envir./Historic Doc.

Safety

Systems Inventory

Census / Modeling

Aviation/Port Planning

Asset Management

Statewide Trans.

Water Resources

Improvement Program

Accident Records

Trip Analysis

Transit Planning

Performance Measures

& Quality Partnerships

Long Range Plan and

Traffic Data

Water Compliance

Legislative Analysis

Analysis/Classification

GIS/Computer Sys.

Location Planning

Traffic Data

Air & Noise

Collection/Verification

Field Coordination


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Bureau of Policy & Planning

Office of Policy & Systems Information

Division of Systems Information

Division of Policy

Office of Intermodal and Environmental Planning

Division of Intermodal Planning

Division of Environmental Planning

Division of Asset Management / Performance Measures


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Bureau of Policy & Planning

Office of Policy & Systems Information

Division of Systems Information

Division of Policy


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Division of Systems Information

Systems Inventory

  • Develop the Department’s Highway Performance Monitoring System(HPMS)

  • Annually field inventory approximately 1500 miles of state roadway and 500 new town roads

  • Prepare the Highway Log, Limited Access and other roadway mileage reports

  • Annually update 169 digital town roadway maps


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Division of Systems Information

Accident Records

  • Compile accident statistics data from police accident reports

  • Maintain the accident file to account for changes

  • Conduct analytical studies and compile accident statistics

  • Prepare and distribute accident data, accident rates and accident cost information

  • Prepare site specific accident histories

  • Manage the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) program


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Division of Systems Information

Trip Analysis

  • Develop and/or review traffic projections

  • Review and approve traffic reports submitted to the State Traffic Commission

  • Develop the congestion management file

  • Participate in specialized traffic studies, surveys, field analyses, and informational meetings and hearings


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Division of Systems Information

Traffic Monitoring

  • Collect, maintain and report Annual Daily Traffic (ADT) for both state and town roads

  • Collect, maintain and report statewide vehicle classification data

  • Develop and distribute the Department’s annual Traffic Log

  • Maintain traffic counting equipment


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Division of Systems Information

Census/Travel Modeling

  • Responsible for the Statewide Travel Model (STM) process

  • Develop population and employment forecasts

  • Prepare Air Quality Conformity submittals

  • Transportation-related Census data

  • Federal Highway Administration’s Functional Classification System

  • Develop the Annual High Occupancy Vehicle Report


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Division of Systems Information

GIS/Computer Systems

  • Maintain the Department’s core enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) and associated geospatial data

  • Provide leadership and staff support for the Department’s Geospatial Standing Committee

  • Provide Department representation to the State Geographic Information Systems Council, and leadership to the Council’s Data Inventory and Assessment Working Group

  • Provide support associated with Homeland Security and Emergency Management Planning

  • Provide GIS services and support to Bureau staff, Department employees, other state agencies, and regional and municipal governments

  • Prepare a wide variety of high-end cartographic products resulting from GIS such as the Connecticut Tourism Map


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Division of Policy

Transportation Safety

  • Administer the Section 402 Safety Program to help prevent injuries and reduce highway traffic crashes

  • Advance highway safety initiatives

  • Administer the Safe Routes to School Program to encourage school children to walk and bicycle to school

  • Administer the Operation Lifesaver Program


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Division of Policy

Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

  • Develop and maintain the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

  • Provide Regional Planning Organizations with STIP information

  • Develop federal/state 20 year funding projections

  • Provide air quality conformity coordination

  • Develop and update the STP Enhancement Status Report


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Division of Policy

Long-Range Plan & Legislative Analysis

  • Develop the Department’s Master Transportation Plan & State’s Long-Range Transportation Plan

  • Develop reference documents on “The Planning Process” “Trends and Planning Data,” and the “Existing Transportation System”

  • Function as the Bureau’s Legislative Liaison


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Division of Policy

Security Planning/ State/Federal Programs

  • Coordinate with the Emergency Management & Homeland Security Council

  • Coordinate the DOT component of grant applications and data collection elements of emergency management and homeland security projects

  • Review, analyze and summarize State and Federal legislation with respect to policy and funding of transportation capital programs, as well as emergency management and security related activities

  • Maintain financial data pertaining to Federal transportation capital spending programs

  • Develop a range of analyses and presentations related to transportation capital funding

  • Perform specialist work, such as the revision of the

    Department’s Public Involvement Guidance Manual


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Division of Policy

Regional Planning Coordination

  • Responsible for the management, administration and oversight of the Metropolitan and Rural Transportation Planning Program

  • Provide liaison/coordination between the Regional Planning Organizations and Department units

  • Provide coordination with other federal and state agencies


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Bureau of Policy & Planning

Office of Intermodal and Environmental Planning

Division of Intermodal Planning

Division of Environmental Planning

Division of Asset Management / Performance Measures


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Division of Intermodal Planning

Aviation/Port Planning

(Airports and Ports)

  • Focuses primarily on planning studies that address air and maritime transportation

  • Such investigations identify the need for modifications to existing facilities and the viability of proposed new airport or port facilities or maritime services


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Division of Intermodal Planning

Transit Planning

(Rail, Bus, Commuter Parking, Bicycle and Pedestrian)

  • Focuses primarily on public transit corridor studies, considering capacity and demand, access, facility and equipment needs

  • Such studies evaluate the need for modifications to existing transit facilities or services and the viability of proposed new transit facilities or services

  • Administer the day-to-day activities associated with the statewide Commuter Parking Program

  • Administer the day-to-day activities associated with the statewide Bicycle Program


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Division of Intermodal Planning

Location Planning

(Highways)

  • Focuses primarily on corridor planning studies that address the transportation performance along state roads, including safety and geometry, capacity, and access

  • Such studies also consider the potential to address mobility along the study corridors through transit and non-motorized options


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Division of Environmental Planning

Environmental/Historic Documents

  • Prepare or oversee the preparation of environmental documents pursuant to the Connecticut and National Environmental Policy Acts, for capital projects

  • Prepare project documentation pursuant to federal historic and archaeological statutes and regulations

  • Coordinate with federal and state agencies on environmental policy relative to transportation planning


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Division of Environmental Planning

Water Resources

  • Prepare or oversee the preparation of water resource permit applications for capital projects

  • Coordinate with federal and state resource agencies on threatened and endangered species potentially impacted by capital projects

  • Coordinate with federal and state resource agencies on natural resource policy relative to transportation project development


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Division of Environmental Planning

Water Compliance

  • Review Department design and construction plans for adherence to state and federal water quality parameters

  • Department liaison with ConnDEP on environmental review of construction projects

  • Administer the Department’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination Program (NPDEP) process for storm water protection


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Division of Environmental Planning

Air and Noise

  • Conduct detailed transportation noise analyses for capital projects to determine impact and mitigation

  • Prepare acoustic noise barrier designs for capital projects

  • Conduct detailed air quality modeling for compliance with state and federal air quality requirements

  • Prepare Indirect Source Air Quality Permit applications


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Division of Asset Management / Performance Measures

Asset Management

  • Develop and administer a decision - making process for improvement and maintenance of the state’s transportation infrastructure

  • Set project and program implementation goals

    Performance Measures

  • Develop performance parameters and criteria for modal infrastructure for use in asset management functions

    Quality Partnership

  • Coordinate with a broad range of public and private stakeholders and partners to maximize the efficiency of transportation program delivery


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Bureau of Policy & Planning

Office of Fiscal/Administration

  • Plan, coordinate, and develop the Bureau’s annual work program

  • Budgetary preparation and control of the Department’s State Planning and Research (SP&R) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Programs

  • Federal grant program development

  • Coordinate Core-CT programs and processes


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Examples of Recent, Current and Anticipated Intermodal Planning Studies

  • I-95 Branford to Rhode Island Needs & Deficiencies Study

  • Feeder Barge Study

  • Connecticut Maritime and Pipeline Study

  • Connecticut Rail Station Governance Study

  • I-84 West of Waterbury Needs and Deficiencies Study

  • New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Commuter Rail Implementation Study

  • Danbury Branch Electrification Feasibility Study

  • New Haven Line, Waterbury/New Canaan Branch lines Study

  • State Rail Plan Update

  • Statewide Airport System Plan Update

  • Waterbury - Oxford Airport Master Plan Update and FAR Part 150 Noise Study

  • I-84 Waterbury to Danbury Environmental Impact Statement

  • Route 11 Salem to Waterford Environmental Impact Statement

  • Route 2/2A/30 Environmental Impact Statement

  • Eastern Connecticut Mobility and New London - Worcester Commuter Rail Study

  • Statewide Rest Area & Service Plaza Study


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