Transport Hartford Academy
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.
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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.
- 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.
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-19 – Register here
- Tuesday, September 29th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Webinar on ensuring environmental justice and equity in a regional low-carbon transportation program – Register 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:
- August 12th, 2020 – Power of Place Wednesday Webinar – Cutting Emissions and Improving Mobility – Webinar recording link
- June 25th, 2020 – Essential (Bus) Transit, Panel Discussion and Q&A – Slides with links and the web panel / discussion recording
- May 27th, 2020 – Air Pollution, COVID-19 Mortality and Communities of Color – YouTube Video of the Webinar and a related article on how communities of color experience more motor vehicle pollution
- May 12th, 2020 – Telecommuting Webinar and Q&A – What is the future of teleworking and remote work in Connecticut? Slides and the Web Meeting Recording
- May 6th, 2020 – Article in the CT Post – “Pollution and the Pandemic Are A Deadly Mix. It’s Time to Fix That” by Lauren Bailey, Tri-State Transportation Campaign
- April 28th, 2020, 11:00 am – EV’s and Electric School Buses – Connecticut updates and how to organize with your community to speed the transition to clean, electric buses. Slides and the Web Meeting Recording
- March 23rd, 2020 – Connecticut Web Meeting with Business Leader, Legislators, and Advocates – Slides and the Web Meeting Recording, CERES Business Sign-On Letter
- March 20th, 2020 – Joint Letter on TCI Equity and Environmental Justice Issues – LINK
- February 24th, 2020 – Green For All Regional Web Meeting – Slides presented
- New polling finds voters in largest Northeast, Mid-Atlantic states are open to policy to reduce transportation emissions – “The research surveyed registered voters […] Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Overall, 66% of voters said they would support the policy, while 23% were opposed. Support ranged from a high of 71% in New York to a low of 60% in Virginia.”
- CT’s Transportation Future Survey Results (Oct 2019) – LINK
- Oct 29th Transportation and Climate Initiative Workshop – Presentation slides and Response Letter for Regional Framework
- Sept 26th Statewide Webinar – Presentation and Recorded Webinar (with audio + Q&A)
- August 13th, 2019 Kickoff Meeting – Meeting notes and the CT DOT / DEEP presentation