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About Connecticut T2 Center

The Training & Technical Assistance Center at UCONN provides education and technical assistance to members of Connecticut's Transportation and Public Safety Community, including municipal public works directors, street and road maintenance superintendents and staff, city and town engineers, Connecticut Department of Transportation employees, transportation planners and law enforcement professionals serving as legal traffic authorities. We are Connecticut's LTAP Center

Signal Spotlight: Norwalk’s New Adaptive Traffic Signal

Signal Spotlight: Norwalk’s New Adaptive Traffic Signals The City of Norwalk has begun to implement new “Adaptive Traffic Signals” that will automatically adjust the cycle length and distribute green light time. The system will accommodate changing traffic patterns and helps … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: Spring Into Safety With an RSA

Spring Into Safety With an RSA Happy Spring! As the weather improves and we all start to get back outside walking and biking, roadway safety becomes even more important. Many of you are familiar with RSAs or Road Safety Assessments/Audits, … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: Informing UCONN’S Future Transportation Professionals

Informing UCONN’s Future Transportation Professionals At the end of February, I had the opportunity to give a presentation to a UCONN graduate class, Seminar in Transportation and Urban Engineering. I was provided a similar opportunity last year as well, and … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: Traffic Signal Cabinet Art

Signal Spotlight: Traffic Signal Cabinet Art Installing public art on traffic signal cabinets can enhance the beauty and sense of place in a community. Artwork depicted on the cabinets often reflects the unique characteristics of the neighborhood, especially when local … Continue reading

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Leaders to Watch: Tom Farrelly – Town of Southbury

Tom Farrelly – Town of Southbury Tom Farrelly started with the Town of Southbury Outside Properties (Parks) in 2014, was then promoted into Highways, and was most recently promoted to Road Foreman—a very tough and demanding job in which Tom … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: The Benefits of Road Safety Assessments (RSAs)

The Benefits of Road Safety Assessments (RSAs) You may have heard the term Road Safety Assessment, or Road Safety Audit, or RSA and wondered what it meant. Perhaps you know what an RSA is but aren’t sure why you should … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: Mini Roundabouts

Mini Roundabouts Mini-roundabouts, while smaller than standard roundabouts, function similarly. Roundabouts are circular, unsignalized intersections where all traffic moves in a counterclockwise direction around a central island. Unlike regular roundabouts, mini-roundabouts have an Inscribed Circle Diameter (ICD) of 90 feet … Continue reading

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“Peer”iodicals: “Ordinary Superpowers” by Mark Henson – Book Reviewed by TLP Cohort #7 Member

“Ordinary Superpowers” by Mark Henson – Book Reviewed by TLP Cohort #7 Member Author, Author Mark Henson, in chapter one of his book Ordinary Superpowers, says, “I believe with all my heart that you don’t have to change THE world. You just … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: Traffic Signal Cabinet Security

Signal Spotlight: Traffic Signal Cabinet Security Traffic signal cabinets are typically locked to prevent equipment damage or theft and, more importantly, to protect road users from the safety and liability risk of a malfunctioning or non-functioning signal due to tampering. … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: A Roadway Safety Resource Wrap-up

A Roadway Safety Resource Wrap-up The end of another year is fast approaching, and what better time to look back on all the great resources and tools that have been made available to local agencies to help improve roadway safety! … Continue reading

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