FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hartford, August, 19, 2021 – The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), guided by the chief elected officials of our 38 member municipalities, have issued a letter to the governor asking for a statewide mask mandate. Along with the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG), CRCOG and SCCOG’s mayors, first selectmen, and […]

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.

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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 [...]
Calling all towns to participate! On December 18th,  2019 the CRCOG Policy Board passed a resolution to apply for Regional Performance Incentive Program (RPIP) Grants.  All towns interested in participating or supporting, should pass a resolution by February in order to be eligible for the grants.  The projects approved are: CRCOG Region-wide Planimetric Data School-Municipal [...]

October 31 Event Flyer Connecticut’s economy is not currently on a stable path to long-term economic growth. Combined with large fixed expenses in the state budget, slow or no growth puts real pressure on the state’s ability to invest in infrastructure and meet educational and human services needs. What initiatives should Connecticut take to accelerate economic […]