April 2019 / Issue 1
FEMA Approves Draft Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
On March 12 th , FEMA conditionally approved the draft Capitol Region Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019-2024 . This is a major milestone in the development of this important plan which helps improve our cities’, towns’ and region’s ability to deal with flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, severe winter storms, and other natural disasters. Work on the plan began in the Fall of 2017 and involved many local officials, regional committees, and the general public. The plan identifies specific actions CRCOG and each of the 38 Capitol Region municipalities will undertake over the next five years to help reduce losses from natural disasters. FEMA’s approval, known as an APA, or Approval Pending Adoption, requires each municipality’s legislative body to adopt the plan before final approval will be given. Formal adoption of the plan opens the doors for communities to be eligible for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants.
ROADWAY SAFETY
We All Need to Take Responsibility
Protecting those who share the road is of key importance and CRCOG is committed to applying the 4 E’s of road safety through education, engineering, enforcement and emergency response. We work with many stakeholders in all 4E areas to implement strategies to reduce fatalities and injuries and provide support to many safety programs. 
There are many highway safety initiatives at the local, regional, state and federal levels that provide an opportunity to advance safe mobility for all. Everyone has the right to move safely in their communities, and that system designers and policy makers share the responsibility to ensure safe systems for travel. [1]

Images courtesy of safety campaigns from State, Federal and local sources in United States. 
OTHER CRCOG NEWS
Upcoming CRCOG Meetings
** REMINDER ** There will be a CRCOG Region TOD Rail Stations meeting on April 24th prior to the Policy Board meeting. The TOD meeting will begin at 10am and will be held @ CRCOG Offices, 241 Main Street, 3rd Floor Board Room, Hartfod, CT.
April 4, 2019
Corridor Advisory Committee
8:30am - 10:30am
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
April 16, 2019
CANCELED - Municipal Services Committee
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
April 18, 2019
CREPC Committee Meeting
9:00am-11:00am
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
April 22, 2019
Transportation Committee Meeting
12:00pm - 1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
April 24, 2019
CRCOG Region TOD Rail Stations Meeting
10:30am-12noon
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
Policy Board
12noon - 1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States