The South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet Dec. 9 to discuss a transportation policy, programs and projects that concern the region.

This meeting agenda includes action items on the FY 2010-2013 Transportation Improvement Program and the South Western Region 2011 Legislative Agenda.

In addition, a SWRMPO letter to the State DOT regarding the Draft State Rail Plan will be discussed.

The meeting will be held at the South Western Regional Planning Agency offices located in the Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. The meeting will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m. The meeting agenda is available atwww.swrpa.org 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, usually at the Norwalk Transit District. The public is invited to participate.

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

Meeting facilities are handicapped-accessible. For special accommodations, persons wishing to attend the meeting and require an interpreter may make arrangements by contacting SWRPA at least five working days prior to the date of the meeting.