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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

Safety Matters: Back to School and the Road to Zero

Back to School and the Road to Zero September means “back to school” around Connecticut. Although school continues to look a little different for many, what remains the same is the danger students face getting to and from school on … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: Improving the Resiliency of Traffic Signal Infrastructure

Signal Spotlight: Improving the Resiliency of Traffic Signal Infrastructure Among the other trials 2021 has brought to public works departments, it has been a particularly active year for hurricanes and tropical storms. Connecticut has had a number of damaging storm … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: The Role of Traffic Signals in Traffic Incident Management

Signal Spotlight: The Role of Traffic Signals in Traffic Incident Management What Is Traffic Incident Management (TIM)? A traffic incident is a non-recurring event that creates a reduction in highway capacity and/or an increase in demand. Incidents can include traffic … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: Speed Management Tools and Tips

Speed Management Tools and Tips Speeding is one of the most common concerns faced by local agencies. It seems that people are always in a hurry, possibly distracted and not paying attention to posted speed limits. Regardless of whether it’s … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: New Haven’s Edgewood Cycle Track

Signal Spotlight: New Haven’s Edgewood Cycle Track In a city where 20% of residents commute via walking or biking, safe routes to schools and places of work are essential. Four kindergarten-through-eighth-grade schools are situated along the Edgewood Avenue corridor, which … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: Bicyclists at Signalized Intersections

Signal Spotlight: Bicyclists at Signalized Intersections As towns develop multimodal transportation plans, signalized intersections should be considered. According to the 2021 Traffic Safety Facts published annually by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 27% of bicyclist fatalities and 55% … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are a popular mode of recreation across the country and here in Connecticut. Similar to other recreational activities, following safety procedures can keep a fun outing from turning into a tragedy. In … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: The Safe System Approach: How to Achieve Zero Deaths

The Safe System Approach: How to Achieve Zero Deaths Everyone is familiar with the terms “Towards Zero Deaths,” “Road to Zero,” “Vision Zero” – but what do those terms really mean? They all imagine a world where our family, friends … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: Traffic Signals 101

Signal Spotlight: Traffic Signals 101 On April 22, 2021 and April 23, 2021, participants from fifteen municipalities and the Connecticut Department of Transportation gathered for Signals 101, held at Firehouse 1 in Monroe. This class was the introductory workshop for … Continue reading

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Sustainable CT: Fostering Cleaner and More Diverse Transportation

Sustainable CT: Foster Cleaner and More Diverse Transportation What do the City of New Britain’s Beehive Bridge, shared parking in the Town of Killingly, and the Town of North Stonington’s walkability audit all have in common?  They are all thoughtful … Continue reading

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