Transportation Rural Improvements Program (TRIP)


Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Transportation Rural Improvement Program (TRIP) is a new, three-year program that provides $15 million for eligible construction projects from rural towns. The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) will be permitted to submit up to four (4) projects for funding consideration. This program is open to municipalities with greater than or equal to fifty percent of their population living in areas federally classified as rural. Within CRCOG, this includes Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, East Granby, Hebron, Stafford, and Willington. Each eligible municipality may submit one project with a minimum funding award of $300,000. More information about the program can be found at:

Full Program Guidelines (Updated November 9, 2022)

Request for Proposals

CRCOG is inviting eligible municipalities to submit proposals for Transportation Improvement Projects for potential funding under the Transportation Rural Improvement Program (TRIP).

Projects can be located on all roadway types, including local roads, provided they fall within a rural area according to CTDOT’s Functional Classification database. This does not include proposed sidewalks or multi-use trails which can be located anywhere within the town. Please see the TRIP Solicitation RFP for full requirements.

CRCOG TRIP 2022 RFP Memorandum

Apply Now

To apply for TRIP, please complete the following forms:

Electronic submissions to CRCOG must be received by 3pm on February 10, 2023. Email submissions to Anaka Maher.

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