Connected2045 is the long-range transportation plan for the St. Louis region. Based on input from regional citizens, stakeholders, and guidance from elected officials, it guides transportation decision-making in the region over the next 25 years. Your input is an important part of this update process.
East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) is the St. Louis region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and, as required by federal law, EWG develops the long-range transportation plan (LRTP) every four years. Connected2045 establishes a project- and policy-based framework that will be implemented through a variety of short-range transportation plans and programs. While the project list included in Connected2045 focuses on regionally significant roadway and bridge projects, the policies established by the plan will guide EWG as it prioritizes funding for all modes of transportation—including public transportation, freight, bicycle, pedestrian, and paratransit.
The EWG Board of Directors oversees the development of short- and long-range transportation plans for the region and selects the federally funded capital projects and operation initiatives that will best carry out the framework created by Connected2045. Project selection is conducted through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), an annually updated, four-year list of projects using federal funds. All federally funded transportation projects must be consistent with Connected2045’s framework to be included in the Transportation Improvement Program.
The public comment period for Connected2045 runs through June 7, 2019. Comments may be submitted in person, via mail, or via email at email@example.com.
The open houses will offer an overview of the plan document, as well as the related Air Quality Conformity document required under federal law.
Monday, May 13, 2019
11:30am – 2:30pm
8001 Dale Ave.
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Monday May 20, 2019
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Metro East Park and Recreation District
104 United Dr.
Collinsville, IL 62234