Nonprofits in Connecticut’s quiet northeast corner are collaborating to find ways to improve the region’s transportation problems and are seeking transit solutions in Eastern CT.

On Thursday, members of the Nonprofit Alliance of Northeast Connecticut (NANC) brought together a wide range of local organizations to examine how regional transit resources can be modified, or even explore creating new methods.

Kathleen Krider, senior director of Community Engagement Access at Community Action Agency, led the brainstorming session, calling it a “hackathon” — borrowing the term from the computer engineering field.

“So, Hack CT is what we hope to scale up and out into Connecticut,” Krider said. “So, we’re creating something that can be replicated and then it can be a roadshow. This can be given to other communities, whether it’s a transportation hack, whether it’s a different problem a community needs to solve.”