Transportation Planning

Overview

In addition to overseeing the core plans, the Transportation Department plays an important role in multi-modal planning including bus transit, freight, rail, and vulnerable users. For more information about these topics, visit the Transportation Department’s Multi-Modal Planning page.

Transportation planning with the Capitol Region also includes improving the operations and management of the region’s highways and roads. These efforts include congestion management, intelligent transportation systems, and traffic incident management. For more information on these topics, visit the Transportation Department’s Operations & Management page.

In an effort to improve the Region’s transportation system, CRCOG oversees a number of funding opportunities and coordinates with the Connecticut Department of Transportation and other stakeholders in programming projects.  CRCOG can also assist member towns in pursuing federal and state transportation grants. For more information on funding opportunities, visit the Funding Opportunities page.

Regional transportation planning is being integrated with performance measures.  CRCOG has begun developing targets for federally established performance measures to guide the Capitol Region’s future transportation plans. For more information, visit the Performance Measures & Performance-Based Planning page.

In an effort to better understand employment and commuting patterns within the Capitol Region, CRCOG has developed a set of regional and municipal infographics.  This analysis not only provides important information to municipalities, but it will also inform various regional planning activities. These data sheets are available for download here.

Transportation Committee

The transportation planning program undertaken by the Transportation Department is at the direction of the Transportation Committee, with representatives from each town in the Capitol Region. The Transportation Committee reports to the Policy Board which acts as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Capitol Region.

Transportation Committee Chair:  Jonathan Colman (Bloomfield)

Funding Opportunities

There are many State and Federal transportation funding sources available to municipalities. To aid in the understanding of some of these programs, CRCOG has prepared a Guide to Transportation Funding Sources for Municipalities. Additional information on such resources can be found below:

CRCOG issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for an on-call list to pre-qualify consultants to perform infrastructure related economic analysis services, such as Benefit Cost Analyses (BCAs), for studies or grant applications. The following consultants were selected and are scheduled to remain on the list from January 8, 2024 to January 8, 2027 for CRCOG and/or its municipalities to contract with.

Cambridge Econometrics
Subconsultants: SLR, Autocase/Impact Infrastructure, Glen Weisbrod
Dan Hodge, Executive Vice President, Email, (413) 588-8816

HDR
Subconsultant: HR&A Advisors, Inc.
Pamela Yonkin, Project Manager, Email, (617) 357-7724

WSP
Subconsultant: Cheng Solutions, LLC
Charles Warren, Project Manager, Email, (202) 557-3843

  • BIL/IIJA Funding Opportunities
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ)
  • Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP)
  • Local Road Accident Reduction Program
  • Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside
  • Transportation Rural Improvements Program (TRIP)