State officials are seeking public comment on a $1.2 billion transportation improvement program that sets money aside for the Greater Bridgeport and Valley Region, which includes Easton.

While funds set aside for pavement striping and bridge inspections for Easton are small, Justin Giorlando, Easton’s planning director encourages residents to review and comment on the transportation plan.

“Transportation is a big driver in how communities are developed and grow,” Giorlando said.

The Greater Bridgeport and Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization has developed the draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Greater Bridgeport and Valley planning regions. The TIP lists all proposed highway and transit improvement projects programmed to receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation — Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration — over the next four federal fiscal years. 

State residents have until Sept. 24 to review and comment on the MPO’s draft TIP. All documents may be viewed by clicking here.

Residents may also attend a virtual public meeting to learn more about the programmed transportation improvements on Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. Details about how to attend the public meeting are here.

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