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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.

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 improve the region’s economic vitality, quality of life, and environmental sustainability.

Join our e-mail newsletter Transport Hartford will keep you up to date on forums, workshops, policy issues, and advocacy opportunities.  Select ‘Transport Hartford’, and if you love bikes, you can also select ‘All BiCi Co.’

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.  

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
  • Bike Share Action Team – Keeping Hartford on the forefront of urban mobility (CRCOG regional proposal, summer 2019)
  • Tactical Urbanism Action Team – Finding and implementing quick and low cost safety improvements, Hartford 2019 projects
  • Hartford Streets / Transport Hartford Happy Hours/Hack Nights
  • Vision Zero / Road to Zero Team – Traffic Enforcement, Speed Limits, and Crash Data.  Reducing road crashes, injuries, and fatalities. (2019 proposed legislation)
  • ZipCar-Type Car Share – Working to get Downtown Hartford locations
  • Transit Equity Action Team – Fighting for transit improvements and affordable fares (#TransitEquity4CT)
  • Transit Pass Benefits for State and Municipal Employees – Advocating for sustainable transportation alternatives
  • Protected Bike Lane Advocates and Intersection Improvements – Hartford’s Bicycle Master Plan, approved 2019
  • Parking Craters Must Die – Working toward policies and tax structures that spur redevelopment of wasteful surface lots
  • Commuter Rail Action Team – Improving rail transit, Bikes on Board 2018 announcement
  • Transportation Climate Initiative – Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution
  • You can –> Propose and Form a New Action Team

Road to Zero

In 2018 we were awarded a Road to Zero Grant (July 2018 – June 2019).  Transport Hartford worked 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; 860-247-3227 ext 13

Policy, Funding, and Legislative Priorities

Many of the goals of the action teams require something beyond local workshops and community meetings.  Here is the list of 2020 policy, funding, and legislative priorities that Transport Hartford identified along with help from action teams, residents, and other partners working on biking, walking, transit, and multimodal issues.

2020 Legislative Priorities (expanding U-Pass bill, safety bill, & related article)

2019 Legislative Priorities

2019 Legislative Survey Results

2019, Two Bills Stalled in CT Senate

If you have feedback or questions, send an email to Transport Hartford.

Transport Hartford Articles

The Transport Hartford team’s recent research and related writing on sustainable transportation in Connecticut and beyond.

Transportation Climate Initiative

The Transportation Climate Initiative is a multi-state collaboration to reduce pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, the state’s largest contributing sector.  

Current and Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, Sept 16th, 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Transportation and Climate Initiative webinar on program design, modeling, and the implications of COVID-19Register here
  • Tuesday, September 29th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Webinar on ensuring environmental justice and equity in a regional low-carbon transportation programRegister here
  • Thursday, Oct 1st, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Transportation, Equity, and Environmental Justice in Connecticut – One of this series of online CT DEEP meetings.  Register here and share the Facebook event.
  • Monday, Nov 23rd – Northeast Multimodal and Transit Summit More info about the summit here
  • Stay tuned to Transport Hartford – Talking Transportation for announcements and opportunities to act

Past Meetings and Resources:

Members of the CT TCI Coalition, to join email Tony Cherolis