Aug 2022: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant program awarded $16.3 million to the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) to fund the design and construction of two connected trails in the municipalities of Plainville and New Britain. The first trail will fill the last major gap in the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (FCHT), completing a 66-mile off-road multi-use trail from New Haven to Westfield, Massachusetts. The second trail will connect the FCHT to the CTfastrak trail in New Britain, greatly enhancing access to the FCHT as well as active transportation possibilities.