CRCOG has been awarded a HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant which is funding two transit related studies:
In partnership with CTDOT, CRCOG will be advancing a study in the Fall of 2013 evaluating all current bus routes in the Greater Hartford Region. The study will entail an assessment of current travel patterns, demographics, underserved locations, and strengths and weaknesses of the existing routes within the system. The study will evaluate the cost of recommended changes and will consider how to improve service without increasing costs.
Recently Completed Studies
The Downtown Hartford Transit Circulation and Through Routing Study recommends a new downtown bus circulation concept that supports the City of Hartford's Intermodal Triangle Project and coordinates with CTfastrak. The concept facilitates east-west bus flow to enhance downtown access, strenthens Union Station as a transportation hub, and removes certain bus routes from Bushnell Park and Main Street to enhance the pedestrian environment.
Regional Transit Strategy
In 2001, CRCOG completed the development of a Regional Transit Strategy to help guide the improvement and expansion of the Region’s transit service. This Strategy has formed the foundation for further transit planning as discussed below.
An Executive Summary of the Regional Transit Strategy is available here, or by calling CRCOG at 860-522-2217, x210. The complete report is not available online, but is available for review at the main library in each of the CRCOG towns.
Other Transit Studies
Information about transit studies either underway or completed, including the new Northwest Transit Corridor Study & the New Britain/Hartford Busway TOD Study, can be found through the links listed in the lefthand column, or listed below.
Other Relevant Documents