Since December 2020, CRCOG staff, along with a consultant team led by Nelson\Nygaard
Consulting Associates, has been working on a Transit Priority Corridors Study, also known as
Metro Hartford Rapid Routes. The goal of this effort has been to take the priority corridor
recommendations from CRCOG’s Comprehensive Service Analysis of the Hartford Division
of CTtransit (April 2017) and progress them into an actionable Implementation Strategy.
This study has focused on developing priority measure recommendations that would improve
the speed and reliability of transit services in the following corridors: Albany Avenue,
Farmington Avenue, Franklin Avenue, Main Street, and Park Street in Hartford as well
Burnside Avenue in East Hartford. Priority measures being considered include bus stop
optimization, transit signal priority, and bus lanes.
A draft of the Transit Priority Corridors Implementation Strategy is available for review, and
the public comment period will run through June 13, 2022. CRCOG staff will be coordinating
with the City of Hartford and the Town of East Hartford to secure municipal endorsement of
the study’s recommendations, and we expect to seek endorsement by CRCOG’s
Transportation Committee (acting as the Policy Board) at its meeting on July 25, 2022.
The draft Implementation Strategy, associated appendices, and English and Spanish versions
of the Executive Summary are available at https://metrohartfordrapidroutes.com. Please
send your comments on the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 13,
2022. You may also contact Cara Radzins at email@example.com with any questions.