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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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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 Recently, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Division of Traffic Engineering solicited feedback from municipalities on two programs focused on locally-owned roads. The first was to gauge interest in a future Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) … 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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