Linkage Program

The Transportation Council’s Community and Transportation Linkage Program (the Linkage Program) provides funding for local governments to prepare community-based transportation and land use plans consistent with New Visions 2050 planning and investment principles, for example:
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  • Neighborhood and Area Transportation Plans
  • Corridor Studies and Concept Plans
  • Complete Streets Plans
  • Zoning and Land Use Regulations
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plans

These consultant-assisted projects generally have a comprehensive scope of work and robust public outreach. The Linkage Program has been recognized as a national best practice in livability planning and is the cornerstone of the Transportation Council’s public participation efforts. The Transportation Council has funded over 100 collaborative, jointly-funded studies in partnership with more than 40 local communities as well as not-for-profits and other public entities. Since the inception of the Linkage Program in 2000, over $7.3 million in federal, state and local funds have been committed to community planning.

The Linkage Program is funded through the Transportation Council’s Unified Planning Work Program, which typically opens for project solicitation in November of every year.


Contact Sandy Misiewicz, AICP by emailing or calling 518-458-2161.