Transport Hartford Academy

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What is the Transport Hartford Academy?

The Transport Hartford Academy deepens resident engagement and is supporting a growing group of active and informed residents who will shape future transportation developments in the Hartford region.
Transport Hartford educates residents in the region that are passionate about biking, walking, transit, and multi-modal transportation as part of a sustainable and socially just region.  For Hartford to succeed and grow, it has to move beyond single occupancy vehicle travel both culturally and with well designed infrastructure. The Transport Hartford Action Teams and empowered citizens will improve the region’s economic vitality, quality of life, and environmental sustainability.

Join our e-mail newsletter for the latest on multimodal transportation in the region.  Transport Hartford will keep you up to date on forums, workshops, policy issues, and advocacy opportunities.

Our movement is powered by people.  That’s you.  There is a vibrant and active Transport Hartford Facebook  discussion group that gains in strength with each new member.  Join the movement!

The Transport Hartford Action Teams – Email to Join a Team

  • Multi-use trail connectivity – (1) Wethersfield to Hartford, (2) Hartford to Windsor (3) East Coast Greenway through Hartford
  • Pilot Bike Share in Hartford, Bike Share in a BoxLimeBike is coming to Hartford in Spring 2018
  • Tactical Urbanism Action Team – Finding and implementing quick and low cost transportation improvements for pedestrians and bike riders
  • Hartford Streets / Transport Hartford Happy Hours/Hack Nights
  • Vision Zero Team – Traffic Enforcement, Speed Limits, and Crash Data.  Reducing road crashes, injuries, and fatalities.
  • CTtransit for High School Students – Pilot Project
  • ZipCar-type Car Share – Downtown Hartford
  • Transit Action Team – 2018 CT DOT transit cuts and fare increases, policies for parents with strollers
  • Protected Bike Lane Advocates and Intersection Improvements – Hartford is building a city-wide bike plan
  • Commuter Rail Action Team – Forming now
  • You can –> Propose and Form a New Action Team

Road to Zero – National Safety Council Grant

This summer, we were awarded a Road to Zero Grant (July 2018 – June 2019)!  The Center will be working with Blue Hills Civic Association, the Police Activities League, and the Hartford Police Explorers to reduce crashes with injuries and fatalities in Hartford.  The program is a combination of teen internships, community outreach, and crosswalk traffic calming.  More info here.

Want to learn more about road safety in Hartford, and how we can work together to make streets safer?
Reach out to Gannon Long, Project Lead, Road to Zero gannon_long@ctprf.org; 860-247-3227 x13

Join us in the Road to Zero Coalition.

2018 Multimodal and Transit Summit

The Transport Hartford Academy worked with the CT Chapter of the American Planning Association and the CT Department of Transportation on the inaugural November 19th, Multimodal and Transit Summit.  This summit included topics for both transportation and development professionals, combined with an evening program for residents, citizen advocates, and intersectional topics.

The first Multimodal and Transit Summit was a smashing success with 250 attendees, 70+ expert presenters, and 14 breakout sessions.  Almost two-thirds of post summit survey respondents were “Delighted” by the summit overall and 70% “Strongly Agreed” that the summit should be a yearly gathering.  Thanks to everyone that helped make the first Summit a reality!   If you would like to support the 2019 Summit – Send us an Email.

2018 Summit Details, Sessions, and Materials

Policy, Funding, and Legislative Priorities

Many of the goals of the action teams require action beyond local workshops and community meetings.  Here is the draft list of policy, funding, and legislative priorities that the Transport Hartford staff has identified along with help from action teams, residents, and other partners working on biking, walking, transit, and multimodal issues.

2019 DRAFT Priorities

If you have feedback or questions, send an email to Transport Hartford.  Please share this list with your local leaders, legislators, and neighbors.