Our employees are the heart and soul of our organization. We’re grateful to have Maureen Goulet back with us. She has worked at CRCOG for more than 17 years. As Principal Program Manager, she manages our MetroHartford Brownfields and Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Remediation Programs. Meet Maureen Goulet Making a difference, CRCOG’S MetroHartford Brownfields Assessment […]

Through a competitive RFP process, CRCOG recently contracted with Daniel Penn Associates, LLC to provide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI + B) training and services to our member municipalities.   What is DEI+B?   DEI+B refers to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Organizations that embrace diversity and have an equitable and inclusive culture outperform environments [...]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Hartford, CT, Dec. 21, 2021 – Today, the Capitol Region Council of Governments at a special meeting of its Policy Board appointed Matt Hart as their new Executive Director. Mr. Hart will bring extensive experience in municipal government and strategic leadership to the organization.  “Matt Hart has been an effective, and well-known leader from municipal government from the Hartford […]

A new report commissioned by the Capitol Region Council of Governments and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission estimates significant economic benefits would result from two sets of proposed passenger rail improvements. The improvements, which include finishing the Hartford Line and connecting it to Worcester, Massachusetts, would have a transformative effect on regional and state economies. The report projects between $47 and $84 billion in new regional Gross Domestic Product over 30 years would result from the $6 to $9 billion rail investment. This investment would reconstitute a 21st century version of the prior Inland Route—regular train service from Boston to New York via Worcester, Springfield, Hartford, and New Haven, which the region has now lacked for decades.

The CT Department of Public Health (DPH) has engaged with CRCOG to lead the Active Transportation component of DPH’s State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) grant. CRCOG has been awarded funding for a minimum of 2 years, during which approximately $300,000 has been allocated for “Complete Streets Training” and “Complete Streets Implementation Projects.” The trainings aim to address a variety of active transportation related issues across the state, and could include presentations, workshops, or other methods of sharing information about (including but not limited to) benefits on complete streets, implementing tactical urbanism, best practices and case studies for Connecticut towns, and more. The implementation projects aim to help implement complete streets and improve active transportation and can include on-the-ground demonstration projects (i.e. curb bump outs), complete streets policy creation, small area plans, and more.

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that newly released data from the Hartford Line shows that more than one million riders have utilized the commuter rail service since its launch on June 18, 2018. The one-millionth ride occurred during the busy Thanksgiving travel period in late November. Ridership on the Hartford Line, which [...]