The movement of freight is characterized by a complex interaction of public and private infrastructure, vehicular movements, and a rapidly changing market for freight movement overall. Due to the typical distances that freight is transported, CRCOG can only directly impact a small fraction of the infrastructure that is utilized move freight to, from, or through the region. Due to the location of the CRCOG region within the New England transportation networks, freight planning efforts must take into consideration a state and multi-state perspective. Therefore, an essential part of the CRCOG freight planning strategy is close interaction with neighboring planning organizations as well as the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) to ensure that freight needs within the region are being reflected in the planning efforts at the State and New England level.
Capitol Region Freight Fact Sheet
In 2020, CRCOG developed a Capitol Region Freight Fact Sheet. This document identifies existing freight infrastructure and activity, network constraints, and potential improvements for the freight system within the Capitol Region.
Statewide Freight Plan
The Connecticut Department of Transportation completed its Statewide Freight Plan in November 2017. CRCOG was very involved in this effort and supported CTDOT as needed with stakeholder identification and outreach, data collection, and document review. More information about CTDOT’s Freight Program and the Statewide Freight Plan can be found here.
Identification of Regional Freight Concerns
Do you have concerns about freight movements or infrastructure in the Capitol Region? To identify areas of concern, please contact Cara Radzins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to be added to our list of freight stakeholders in the Capitol Region, please send your name, company/affiliation, and email address to Cara Radzins at email@example.com.