* Town of Stratford: $250,000 for a TOD plan linked to the Stratford station on the New Haven Rail Line and the development of a model TOD ordinance by the Greater Bridgeport Regional Council for its member municipalities.
* Valley Council of Governments (Derby & Shelton): $265,000 for studies/surveys for enhancing bicycle and pedestrian connections to the Derby/Shelton Multi-Modal Center and the Derby-Shelton Bridge related to the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven Rail Line.
* Town of Windsor: $250,000 for a TOD and station area plan related to the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line.
* Town of Windsor Locks: $250,000 for a TOD planning study related to the possible relocation of the train station along the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line to facilitate mixed-use development in the downtown area.
Each application was broken into specific "tasks" and OPM and DOT evaluated each task on its own merits. With $13.2 million in applications and only $5 million available under the TOD program, not every task of each application could be funded, and some applications were not funded at all (of the 23 applications, 11 received funding).
"It's critical that when the state makes investments in local projects, those investments work in concert with broader state efforts to improve access to transportation and foster economic growth," said OPM Secretary Ben Barnes. "This is especially important when the state is working hard to do more with less. There are many worthwhile TOD projects around the state, so the basis for these awards had to include how supportive each project was of broader efforts to grow public transportation ridership statewide."
The original RFA, along with pertinent questions and answers regarding the selection process, can be viewed at http://www.ct.gov/opm/lib/opm/secretary/rfp/tod_pilot_programrfa5-19-11.pdf.