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Franklin County Regional Transportation Plan

Franklin County Regional Transportation Plan

Every four years, the FRCOG updates the Franklin County Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), a comprehensive accounting of transportation needs, issues, facilities, and potential funding needed for the regional transportation network…

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Unpaved Roads Technical Assistance

The expansive network of rural unpaved roads (also referred to as dirt or gravel roads) throughout Franklin County is particularly vulnerable to the effects of changing precipitation patterns, flooding, and…

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Unified Planning Work Program

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) describes the tasks to be conducted by the transportation planning staff of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) on behalf of the Franklin…

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Transportation Improvement Program

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a prioritized, multi-year program for the implementation of transportation improvement projects in the Franklin region. Any project intended to receive federal transportation funds must,…

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Passenger Rail

The investment of nearly $125 million from the Federal Railroad Administration beginning in 2010 has led to the upgrade of the Connecticut River Main Line railroads tracks (roughly paralleling Interstate 91), the construction of…

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State Data Center Affiliate

Through its function as a State Data Center affiliate, FRCOG can provide statistical information upon request to residents, organizations, businesses, and municipalities in Franklin County. The staff has expertise in finding…

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Pavement Management Program

Roadways are critical assets in the local and regional transportation network. They provide a connection between people, goods, and businesses.  The condition of the roadways directly impacts the safety and…

FRCOF staff at the side of the road conducting traffic counts, with cows across the street.

Traffic Counting Program

The FRCOG has operated and maintained traffic counting equipment since 1991, primarily to conduct state-requested counts required by our contract with MassDOT. However, fulfilling this obligation has taken only a portion…

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Regional Complete Streets Evaluations

Complete streets are roadways that have safe access for all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders. As part of an effort to promote Complete Streets and safe transportation…

Connecticut River Scenic Byway Tri-state Bike Map

Connecticut River Scenic Byway Tri-state Bike Map

The FRCOG has coordinated to create a bicycling map for the tri-state (Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire) section of the Connecticut River Scenic Byway area. The FRCOG worked with the Pioneer Valley Planning…

Bicycling Planning

Bicycling Planning

Bicycling is an important part of the transportation system in Franklin County, and expanding local bicycling and walking links is a focus. The FRCOG assists Franklin County communities to identify…

Historic Deerfield Walking Route Map

Walk Franklin County Maps

In collaboration with the Greenfield YMCA, the FRCOG developed Walk Franklin County maps for all of the towns in Franklin County.  The maps depict one or two-mile walking routes in…

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