Study Team

The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is leading the Gap Closure Study. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is a partner, and will be a critical player in future phases of this project (including design and construction). Other study partners and stakeholders include:

  • Towns of Plainville, Southington and Farmington which the FCHT runs through and have been leading the effort to finish the trail in their respective Towns. The City of New Britain which is home to the CTfastrak station, many miles of bicycle facilities and like Farmington, has been awarded a Bronze Community award from the League of American Bicyclists.
  • Farmington Valley Trails Council, is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1992 to advocate for multi-use "rails-to-trails" in central Connecticut. This organization is dedicated to "Closing the Gaps" in the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, which is designated as the CT East Coast Greenway system.
  • East Coast Greenway, is a champion for the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, which is a part of their 3000 mile trail system connecting cities from Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida.
  • Plainville Greenway Alliance, is the local advocacy group working to create a linear park through Plainville. They have been working on closing the Gap for 10 years.

CRCOG has contracted with the consulting firm VHB and their Subconsultants, Mobycon and Blue Zones for the Gap Closure Study.