The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) has prepared for public review a draft of its updated Public Participation Plan. This draft Plan outlines CRCOG’s procedures to actively involve the public in its transportation planning programs. The Public Participation Plan was last updated in 2007, and this new plan incorporates current practices and federal requirements. […]

Smart Growth America is offering the opportunity for communities to apply for free technical assistance to help local leaders and residents make their communities more livable, sustainable, and vibrant. The Complete Streets Consortium Series is a new workshop series for three units of government within the same state. One consortium will be selected. The workshops […]

Hartford, Connecticut - The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is pleased to announce that ridership on CTfastrak is showing significant year-over-year growth. According to data provided by the Connecticut Department of Transportation, in November of 2016, on an average weekday, there were 10,573 trips taken on CTfastrak buses. Compared to the November 2015 figure [...]

CRCOG and CCM are excited to announce the rollout of their new, user-friendly reporting tool at CTMunicipalData.org.  Cities and towns across Connecticut now have access to an extensive database of municipal information that was collected via the 2016-2017 Salary Survey.  Visit the site to: Run basic, “canned” reports to quickly benchmark yourself against adjacent and […]

At the December 2016 Policy Board meeting, CRCOG recognized Richard Hines (Avon). On behalf of the Board, Chairperson Chip Beckett presented Mr. Hines with a service award plaque for his service as a CRCOG Town of Avon Representative since 1984. Mr. Hines has retired after 32 years of dedication and leadership. CRCOG is grateful to Mr. […]

Chicago-The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that Capitol Region Council of Governments, Connecticut has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. CRCOG GFOA Budget Award The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body […]

Public Meetings Scheduled for Final Transit Rider Feedback on Comprehensive Transit Service Analysis Capitol Region Council of Governments Will Be Hosting a Final Round of Public Meetings to Gather Feedback from Transit Riders on Potential CTtransit Service Improvements Hartford, Connecticut – The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) will be holding a final round of […]

Hartford, Connecticut - The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is pleased to announce that the Ad-hoc Working Committee convened its second meeting on November 3, 2016. In addition to mayors, first selectman and town managers from affected towns, State Representatives Tim Ackert, Sam Belsito, Jeff Currey and Christopher Davis attended.  Representatives from US Senator [...]
Recommended Guidelines Letter from OPM Regarding Assessment Uniformity House Bill 5180 CRCOG's Ad-Hoc Working Committee on Crumbling Foundations released recommended guidelines related to crumbling foundations.  CRCOG’s Ad-Hoc Working Committee on Crumbling Foundations is putting forth the following guidelines in an attempt to enable the impacted communities to act as consistently as possible. Numerous towns have [...]