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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

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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Safety Matters: May is National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month With spring’s warm weather finally upon us, more people can be seen enjoying it by walking, running and biking. Biking is much more than just a recreational activity; it is a means for people to … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: Bristol Evaluation and Retiming of City-Owned Traffic Signals

Signal Spotlight: Bristol Evaluation and Retiming of City-Owned Traffic Signals The City of Bristol Public Works Department recently undertook a project to inventory and retime each of the city’s 36 signalized intersections. The goal of the project, which took approximately … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: Flashing Yellow Arrows Coming to an Intersection Near You

Signal Spotlight: Flashing Yellow Arrows Coming to an Intersection Near You What is a flashing yellow arrow? The figure on the left below shows a typical “doghouse” display used for permitted-protected left turn phasing in Connecticut. When the green ball … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: CTDOT Local Road Programs

CTDOT Local Road Programs Systemic applications are a change from the traditional way of applying countermeasures. In the past, a countermeasure would be considered for a location that had already experienced crashes of a type correctable by that countermeasure. For … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: Using Speed Display Signs for Speed Management

Using Speed Display Signs for Speed Management Speeding is a problem across the country, on every type of roadway and in every type of community. In an effort to address speed-related crashes on Connecticut’s rural roads, in coordination with the … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: Traffic Signal Liability Considerations

Signal Spotlight: Traffic Signal Liability Considerations Traffic signals are a vital component of Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure, providing efficient travel within towns and cities and throughout the state. Motorists rely on traffic signals to assign the right of way in a … Continue reading

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The Right Tool for the Right Job!

The Right Tool for the Right Job! “Use the right tool for the job” is common-sense advice that applies to a wide range of situations. Your employees are only as good as the tools you provide for them to effectively … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety: Don’t Be in the Dark

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety: Don’t Be in the Dark The “joys” of winter can be debated – are the holidays enjoyable or stressful; is snow fun or a hassle; are you a cold-weather fan or counting the days until summer? … Continue reading

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Moving Forward with Training Amidst a Pandemic

Moving Forward with Training Amidst a Pandemic 2020 started out strong for the T2 Training Programs.  We had an aggressive plan to provide a year full of learning opportunities for Connecticut’s transportation workforce and a project in the works to … Continue reading

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