Every four years, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) must certify that the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is carrying out the metropolitan planning process for the Hartford Transportation Management Area (TMA) in adherence with federal statutes and regulations. On October 25 and 26, 2021, the the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)  [...]
CRCOG is providing to our Member Towns an Affordable Housing Toolkit to help give additional context when shaping their upcoming Affordable Housing Plans. This Toolkit provides town demographic and housing data in respective dashboards, further analysis of important topics, and downloadable data at the town and census tract levels. Data Dashboards Demographic Data Dashboard | [...]

The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is seeking assistance with the development of Route 20 Corridor Study, Windsor Locks. An RFQ including a preliminary scope of work, minimum firm requirements, and submission instructions may be found here. Questions should be directed in writing to the CRCOG staff indicated in the RFQ. Statements of qualifications […]

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.

CRCOG recently received notification that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is accepting applications from the regions for Transportation Planning Studies. Each Council of Government (COG) may submit up to three (3) study applications. However, given that CRCOG is currently advancing three (3) planning studies and has an additional five (5) studies in the initiation […]

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program is a Federal program that funds transportation projects and programs that contribute to attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter. The CMAQ program supports the two goals of improving air quality and relieving congestion. As […]