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East Main Street Study

Stamford East Main Street Transit Node Feasibility Study

The Stamford East Main Street Transit Node Feasibility Study will be investigating opportunities to generate transit oriented development and to build an intermodal transit facility in the vicinity of the future intersection of East Main Street and the Stamford Urban Transitway, while improving livability for residents and workers in the East Side of Stamford.  For purposes of this study, a transit node is defined as a facility that may include a combination of the following elements: rail station, bus station, corporate shuttles drop-off, accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians, and taxi waiting area. 

Overall goals of the Study include:

  • Pursuing opportunities to improve transit and promote transit-oriented development in the East Main Street neighborhood of Stamford, CT. 

  • Determining feasibility of a Transit Node located at the future intersection of East Main Street and the Stamford Urban Transitway, and its ability to serve rail and bus operations.  A Transit Node for the purposes of this Study is defined as a community multimodal transportation facility with accommodations for existing bus operations, pedestrians, bikers, and if feasible, a train station, parking, taxis and passenger drop-off.

  • Developing Alternative Build Scenarios to be considered, and the related ridership forecasts for bus and rail for each scenario;

  • Determining the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA) implications for feasible alternatives.

Study Area:

The primary project study area encompasses a 1/4 to 1/2 mile radius of the rail overpass located at East Main Street near Myrtle Avenue (future location of the Stamford Urban Transitway).  

Study Scope:

The study's scope of work consists of the following major tasks:

  • Task 1:  Public Participation/Establish Feasibility Measures
  • Task 2:  Existing Conditions/Data Collection
  • Task 3:  Development of Alternatives/Initial Screening
  • Task 4: Alternatives Build Out Analysis

The Stamford East Main Street is a federally funded project through the Sustainable Communities Initiaive, a joint program of the United States Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency.


City of Stamford

Project Manager:


Prime Consultant:  Parsons Brinkerhoff, Inc.

Subcontractors:      BFJ Planning

                                     Sowinski Sullivan Architects

                                     Groton Analytics LLC

                                     Zared Architecture

                                     Resource Systems Group, Inc.


 Contact Us:

If you have comments or would like additional information, please contact:

Dr. Floyd Lapp, FAICP
Executive Director
888 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901

Phone: 203-316-5190
Fax: 203-316-4995

Study Products:


The third public information session for the Stamford East Main Street Transit Node Feasibility Study was held on June 27, 2013 from 7-9 PM in the Lobby of the Stamford Government Center - 888 Washington Blvd.  The presentation is available here:  Other Icon June 27, 2013 Public Presentation - Preferred Alternative & Development Plan.pdf (8 MB)

If you wish to provide a comment on the June 27, 2013 presentation, please direct all comments to



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