Author Archives: Connecticut T2 Center

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: 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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2020/2021 Ceremony Honoring T2 Center Program Graduates

On November 18, 2021, the Training & Technical Assistance (T2) Center staff, guests and Connecticut’s top transportation leaders honored 143 professionals who completed one or more of seven different certificate programs in 2020 and 2021. There were 72 Public Works … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: Introducing the FHWA Rural Roadway Departure Countermeasure Pocket Guide

Introducing the FHWA Rural Roadway Departure Countermeasure Pocket Guide As part of the ongoing work to reduce rural roadway departures across the country, the Federal Highway Administration has developed a Rural Roadway Departure Countermeasure pocket guide. This guide, found here, … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: Safe System Approach for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Safe System Approach for Pedestrians and Bicyclists Recently, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released a Primer on Safe System Approach for Pedestrians and Bicyclists. This comprehensive guide provides an explanation of the Safe System approach and its focus on eliminating fatal … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: Signalized Intersection Design with Accessibility in Mind

Signal Spotlight: Signalized Intersection Design with Accessibility in Mind October is National Pedestrian Safety Month, so this month’s Signal Spotlight focuses on accommodating pedestrians at signalized intersections. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 26% of pedestrian deaths … Continue reading

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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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