(a) There are created the following transportation investment areas: The coastal corridor TIA, I-84 corridor TIA, I-91 corridor TIA, I-395 corridor TIA and the southeast corridor TIA.

(b) The local planning agencies in each TIA shall select the participants in the TIA, including, but not limited to, businesses, labor unions, trade associations, environmental interest groups and other interest groups whose participation the local planning agency believes would be valuable to the TIA in the development of a transportation plan for the TIA.

(c) The local planning agencies in each TIA shall determine the processes used by such TIA in carrying out its responsibilities under section 13b-57d and this section. For the purposes of carrying out such responsibilities, each TIA shall report to the chief executive officers of such local planning agencies.