The South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet Sept. 23 to discuss a transportation policy, programs and projects that concern the South Western Region.

The meeting agenda includes action items on: the CT Department of Transportation Air Quality Conformity Determination for PM2.5 and the Metropolitan Transit Authority and CTDOT proposed fare and sales changes. Representatives from the Federal Highway Administration will present the USDOT findings and commendations of their 2010 review of the South Western Region Metropolitan Transportation Planning program; and CTDOT will summarize the recently concluded Waterbury and New Canaan Branch Line Study.

The meeting will be held at the Norwalk Transit District, located at 275 Wilson Avenue, Norwalk, and will begin at 8:15 a.m. The meeting agenda is available at http://www.swrpa.org/Default.aspx?About=123, one-week prior to the meeting

The SWRMPO is comprised of the chief elected officials of the South Western Region's eight towns of Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton, and the directors of the Region's transit districts.

As mandated by federal regulations, the SWRMPO is responsible for transportation policy development, planning and programming of federal transportation funding for the region.

The SWRMPO meets the on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Norwalk Transit District. The public is invited to participate.

For further information, directions and to view the agenda for the upcoming meeting visit www.swrpa.org or call 203-316-5190.