The purpose of this page is to provide short answers to the most commonly asked questions about the study. Other pages of this website discuss many of these topics in more detail. Please consider exploring the website or sending us your question if you seek more information on a topic.
The goal is to identify a comprehensive set of solutions to the transportation needs and recommend a sequence of projects that provide the most benefit for the future of the Hartford area.
Conducting a more comprehensive study of the Greater Hartford area is the only way to consider all the recently completed and underway transportation studies and needs together and holistically.
It can lead to more informed project decisions, less duplication of efforts, and more strategic project phasing, including the ability to move forward with early breakout projects identified in the broader study.
CTDOT is managing the study, assisted by a consultant team comprised of international and greater Hartford-based firms including TranSystems Corporation, AECOM, WSP, and Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. The consultant leadership team is supported by highway design, rail and transit planning, environmental, and community engagement specialists.
These include, but are not limited to, the I-84 Hartford Project initiatives, CTfastrak expansion, railroad corridor enhancements, I-84/I-91 interchange congestion improvements, and other multimodal transportation improvements, including East Coast Greenway and intercity pedestrian and bicycle connectivity.
The Greater Hartford Mobility Study, including both Phase 1 and Phase 2, is expected to take 2-3 years to complete. It began in early 2020.
The Greater Hartford Mobility Study will consider various alternatives that address the transportation challenges in the Hartford area. These may include tunnels alongside other new ideas.
No, congestion is one of many factors addressed. Others include, but are not limited to, addressing structural deficiencies, enhancing rail and bus service, and addressing other multimodal needs.
Public outreach will inform the Greater Hartford Mobility Study. The study team will hold public events through the process and will be looking to meet with technical and subject matter expects on various topics.
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