The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), in partnership with CTtransit and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has launched the Metro Hartford Rapid Routes study. The purpose of the study is to develop transit priority measures to improve the speed and reliability of transit services in major Metro Hartford corridors including, Metro Hartford corridors, […]
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.
In 2016, CRCOG was awarded a grant of technical assistance from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to attend the Step it Up! Walkability Action Institute. CRCOG took an interdisciplinary team including expertise in the areas of transportation, planning, public health and an elected official. The team produced a 5-goal Action Plan to Increase [...]
Curb extensions. Bus lanes. Pedestrian plazas. Protected bikeways. These are just a few of the projects communities large and small are implementing with the Quick-Build methodology. At a time of increased competition for funding transportation improvements, the low cost and iterative nature of Quick-Build projects are increasingly popular because they accelerate project delivery, provide a [...]
The region now has a complete streets policy. CRCOG Complete Streets Policy - FINAL Complete Streets Policy Resolution (1/22/2020)
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.
The purpose of the Eastern Gateways Study was to develop an implementation and strategy plan to address current and long-range intermodal travel and community quality of life issues along the sections of Route 195 and Route 44 corridors that lead to and from the UCONN Storrs campus. This study presented an opportunity to build on [...]
Documents Gap Closure Trail Study Final Report - FCHT Section Gap Closure Trail Study Final Report - CTfastrak Section Upcoming Events There are no upcoming events at this time. Links Gap Closure Study Website Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Materials Gap Closure Study - General Info Brochure (English, Spanish, and Polish) Minutes Plainville, Southington, New Britain [...]
Final Study Work Products West Hartford Road Diet & Safety Study Executive Summary Executive Summary Appendix Study Overview The purpose of the West Hartford Road Diet and Safety Study was to explore the potential of improving the bicycle and pedestrian environment and exploring opportunities for increasing safety on 1.8 miles of North Main Street from [...]
The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), in partnership with CTtransit and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), completed a Comprehensive Service Analysis of bus service in the Hartford (2017) and New Britain/Bristol (2018) Divisions of CTtransit. This study included a detailed review of the existing CTtransit service and provided recommendations for improving service to [...]