When the state plans transportation improvements in this region, the town of Weston's interests will be well-represented. First Selectman Gayle Weinstein was recently elected vice chairman of the South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWRMPO).
SWRMPO provides policy direction on all aspects of the transportation planning process.
According to its website, SWRMPO "is the federally mandated organization designated by the Governor as the forum for cooperative transportation decision-making. The chief elected officials of the South Western Region's eight towns and the directors of the Region's transit districts were designated by Governor William O'Neill on June 30, 1981 as the metropolitan planning organization. The chairman of the South Western Regional Planning Agency serves as a non-voting member."
Full voting members include chief elected officers of Weston, New Canaan, Greenwich, Wilton, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport and Darien.