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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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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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