Summary of Position CRCOG is seeking a qualified professional to perform a variety of planning activities within the Community Development branch of the Planning Department. Duties and Responsibilities General duties include providing expert planning, research, and policy analysis for the greater Hartford region in the areas of transportation, land use, housing, community development and environmental [...]
The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is seeking assistance with Educational Webinars for Businesses and Entrepreneurial Meetups. A Request for Proposals, including a preliminary scope of work, consulting firm requirements, and submission instructions may be found below Questions should be directed in writing to the CRCOG staff indicated in the RFP.  Statements of qualifications must [...]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Hartford, CT, Dec. 21, 2021 – Today, the Capitol Region Council of Governments at a special meeting of its Policy Board appointed Matt Hart as their new Executive Director. Mr. Hart will bring extensive experience in municipal government and strategic leadership to the organization.  “Matt Hart has been an effective, and well-known leader from municipal government from the Hartford […]

The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) intends to hire a consultant to provide technical assistance to small businesses transitioning to remote operations and sales. This can include: assistance with building/modifying websites; implementing scheduling and/or on-line sales apps; assisting with search engine optimization, etc. Updated (11/24): CRCOG Small Business Technical Assistance RFP REVISED
The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) intends to hire a consultant to provide disaster recovery support services to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on economic conditions. Support services will primarily be provided to the region’s Recovery Steering Committee and subcommittees, which are made up of representatives from diverse communities and interests. [...]
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)  [...]
(HARTFORD)—The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is now accepting proposals for Connecticut’s Recreational Trails Program, which provides funding for projects that add to or enhance the state’s 2,000 miles of multi-use trails and bike paths that connect cities to the outdoors, provide opportunities for green commuting and crisscross some of the state's most picturesque terrain.  [...]

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.