March 2020 / Issue 1
CRCOG Human Services Coordinating Council
Opioid Presentation: March 9, 2020
There will be a Opioids Presentation on Monday March 9th, 2020 beginning at 8:30 am in the Board Room located at 241 Main Street, 3rd Floor , Hartford CT 06106. The Presenters are Amy Mirizzi, MPH, CPH, Director of Injury and Violence Prevention and Raffaella Coler RN, MEd., Paramedic, Director of Emergency Medical Services from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Continental Breakfast will be served.

Please RSVP to Karen Stewartson at kstewartson@crcog.org if you plan on attending.

To view the agenda, please click here .
Public Service Executive Leadership Collaborative (PSELC):
Evaluation for Publicly Funded Programs: March 20, 2020
As a partner organization of UConn’s Public Service Executive Leadership Collaborative , members of the Capitol Region Council of Governments and their employees receive a substantial discount to attend the full-day workshop in a shared learning environment with public sector and nonprofit professionals.  The next full-day workshop of the Collaborative will be Friday, March 20, Evaluation for Publicly Funded Programs , with Anne McIntyre-Lahner , Author of “Stop Spinning Your Wheels: Using Results-Based Accountability to Steer Your Agency to Success”. The workshop will be held from 9am - 4pm at the UConn Hartford Campus. Lunch will be provided.

OTHER CRCOG NEWS
Governor Lamont Announces State Receives
$17.4 Million Federal Grant to Build a New
Train Station in Windsor Locks
Press Releases

02/29/2020

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont announced today that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has received a $17.4 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration to construct a new Hartford Line railroad station in Windsor Locks.

The new station will be about a mile north of the existing Hartford Line station and is part of a larger transit-oriented development project in historic downtown Windsor Locks, adjacent to the new Montgomery Mills apartment complex along the Windsor Locks Canal.

“Up and down the Hartford Line, towns like Windsor Locks have engaged in aggressive planning around the train stations to maximize the economic energy created by the investment in this train service,” Governor Lamont said . “This project represents the best in state, local, and private partnerships, and underscores everyone’s commitment to transit-oriented development. Our administration is committed to upgrading Connecticut’s transportation system to remove gridlock and get our state moving again. Projects like this one are essential to getting that done.”

“Since its opening, the Hartford Line has been a huge success, with ridership numbers on the rise,” Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy, and Congressman John Larson said in a joint statement . “We’re proud to have helped secure this federal grant for Windsor Locks. This new station will help the town maximize economic and transit-oriented development opportunities and invest in their future.”

Several state agencies have been working on and funding the project, including CTDOT, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Department of Housing, and the Office of Policy and Management, through its Responsible Growth Grant Program. Windsor Locks also received a Community Connectivity grant from CTDOT for $321,949, specifically for improvements for pedestrians at this location to allow for last-mile connections to the future station and the new Montgomery Mills housing.

“Transit-oriented development is taking root all around Connecticut and this project underscores our commitment to enhancing Hartford Line service and truly represents our shared vision,” CTDOT Commissioner Joe Giulietti said . “This work will improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the passenger rail system in the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield corridor.”

In addition to the new station, other improvements include track and signal work, street-level rail crossings, and Amtrak rail yard work.
Upcoming CRCOG Meetings
March 9, 2020
Human Services Council - OPIOID PRESENTATION
8:30am-10am
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United Stat
March 11, 2020
Executive Committee
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
March 17, 2020
Municipal Services Committee
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
March 17, 2020
CCSWA
1:30pm-3pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
March 19, 2020
Regional Planning Commission
7pm - 8:30pm
@ West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
March 23, 2020
Transportation Committee Meeting
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States
March 25, 2020
Policy Board Meeting
12:00pm-1:30pm
@ CRCOG Offices, 3rd Floor, 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106 United States