February 2020 / Issue 1
Governor Lamont Announces Hartford Line Surpasses One Million Riders, Exceeding Forecasts
On January 16, 2020 Governor Ned Lamont Governor announced new data from the Hartford Line showing that more than one million riders have utilized the commuter rail service since it launched on June 18, 2018.

The Hartford Line connects riders to destinations between Hartford, New Haven, and Springfield, and has been growing at a rate of 25 percent year after year.

Governor Lamont explained the increased popularity of the rail service indicates the desire of Connecticut residents to utilize public transit more regularly, and is another reason the state should expand the Hartford LIne, as he is proposing under his CT2030 ten-year, multi-modal transportation plan.

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February 28 - Next Generation Workforce Forum: Increasing Retention of College Graduates in Connecticut
    Students come to Connecticut from all over the world to get a world class education. Connecticut has struggled to add these students to our workforce. Join us for an overview of recent trends in student migration, followed by a discussion of best practices for keeping graduates in the state.
 
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
 
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am (Registration and Networking at 8:30am)
 
Location: Legislative Office Building Room 2C, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT
 

OTHER CRCOG NEWS
CRCOG Receives GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) announced that the Capitol Region Council of Governments has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

To view the press release in its entirety, please click here .
Upcoming CRCOG Meetings
February 11, 2020 - CANCELED
Municipal Services Committee
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
February 24, 2020
Transportation Committee
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
February 26, 2020
Policy Board
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
March 9, 2020
Human Services Committee
8:30am-9:30am
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
March 11, 2020
Executive Committee
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
April 16, 2020
Capitol Region Emergency Planning Committee
9:30am-11am
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States