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July 2021 Issue

In This Issue
  Innovation Station: 2021 CT Creative Solutions Award Winner
  Signal Spotlight: New Haven's Edgewood Cycle Track
  Safety Matters: Speed Management Tools and Tips
  Town Crier: Vincent Stetson New South Windsor Director of Public Works
  Engineers Call for Zero Deaths - An Interview with Norman Garrick
  NEW Resource: Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD) Countermeasure Poster
  FHWA's Zero Deaths - Saving Lives through a Safety Culture and a Safe System Resources
  Intersection Safety Outreach and Education Products Available


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June 2021 Issue

In This Issue
  Winner Announcement: 2021 Roadway Safety Poster Contest for Children
  Safety Matters: All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety
  Signal Spotlight: Bicyclists at Signalized Intersections
  Town Crier: Tiger Trail Named After New Canaan DPW Head Tiger Mann
  Innovation Station: 2008 CT Creative Solutions Award Winner - Reuse of Sweeper Brooms on a Bobcat
  Pedestrian Resources to Help Talk the Walk
  Lawmakers Greenlight Pedestrian Safety Bill
  States Ramp Up Traffic Safety Initiatives Ahead of Deadly Summer Travel Season
  Sustainable CT: Congratulations Spring 2021 Certified Towns!
  Congratulations to the 2020 and 2021 New England American Public Works Association's Connecticut Award Recipients!
  DEADLINE EXTENDED: Transportation Leadership Program Cohort 7 - Applications Due July 15th


May 2021 Issue

In This Issue
  Safety Matters: The Safe System Approach: How to Achieve Zero Deaths
  Signal Spotlight: Traffic Signals 101
  Thank You to Our CT Public Works Family
  Innovation Station: 2013 CT Creative Solutions Award Winner - Sign Base Carrier
  AASHTO TAM Guide Book Club Webinar Miniseries
  Senators Reintroduce Four Bills to Improve Automotive Safety
  Collecting Public Feedback in Creative Ways
  DEADLINE: Transportation Leadership Program Cohort 7 - Applications Due June 1st

 

April 2021 Issue

In This Issue
  Signal Spotlight: Bristol Evaluation and Retiming of City-Owned Traffic Signals
  Safety Matters: May is National Bike Month
  Innovation Station: 2021 Creative Solutions Award Program — Kickoff Webinar
  Town Crier: Vernon DPW Helping Their Community Fight COVID-19
  Sustainable Meriden Internship Program in Cooperation with Sustainable CT
  Planning for Your Fill a Public Works Truck Food Truck
  CTDOT Releases First Strategic Plan for Connected, Automated Vehicles
  Sustainable CT: Foster Cleaner and More Diverse Transportation
  To Mow or Not To Mow: What You Should Know for a Meadow

 

March 2021 Issue

In This Issue
  Safety Matters: CTDOT Local Road Programs
  Signal Spotlight: Flashing Yellow Arrows Coming to an Intersection Near You
  2021 National Work Zone Awareness Week
  Innovation Station: Discover Home-Grown Innovations from Around the Country
  2021 Creative Solutions Award Program Kick Off
  Planning for National Public Works Week (May 16-22, 2021)
  Rumble Strips: The Sweet Sound of Safety
  The Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) - Video
  Submissions Due - 2021 Sustainable CT Spring Municipal Certification Cycle

 

February 2021 Issue

In This Issue
  Applications Being Accepted to the Transportation Leadership Program 
  WTS CT's Woman of the Year
  Innovation Station: Crowdsourcing for Advancing Operations
  Safety Matters: Using Speed Display Signs for Speed Management
  Signal Spotlight: NEW Traffic Signal Technician Certificate Program
  Connecticut Research Center Becomes Safety Model
  Annual CT Greenway Awards — Scott Bushee 2020 Award Recipient
  Sustainable CT: 2020 Application Highlights
  Watch for Me CT: Funding Beyond the Feds
  2021 Roadway Safety Poster Contest for Children Is Underway!

 

January 2021 Issue

In This Issue
  2021 Roadway Safety Poster Contest for Children - Let's Walk! Pedestrian Safety for Everybody
  Safety Matters: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety: Don't Be in the Dark
  Signal Spotlight: Traffic Signal Liability Considerations
  Innovation Station: Caltrans Using Special Saws for Safer Tree Removal
  NEW Tailgate Talk: HazCom vs. HazMat
  Complete Streets Information Exchange - Next Steps in 2021
  2021 APWA New England Chapter Connects Virtual Seminar Series
  In Case You Missed It: Social Media as Easy as 1,2,3 Webinar Video
  Beat the Cold: Working in Winter Weather Video 


December 2020 Issue - Special Edition - A Year In Review 

In This Issue
  2020 — A Year Like No Other
  2020 Roadway Safety Poster Contest: Delivering Smiles and Surprises
  Moving Forward with Training Amidst a Pandemic
  Safety Matters: 2020: A Year Where Safety Matters Everywhere
  Signal Spotlight: Adapt, Abide and Persist
  Holiday Message from the T2 Center Team
  The CT T2 Center is on Instagram 

 

November 2020 Issue

In This Issue
  Safety Matters: Local Road Safety Plans
  Signal Spotlight: Connected Snowplows Coming to Connecticut
  Innovation Station: In the Driver's Seat
  NEW Tailgate Talk: How Noise Affects Hearing
  Transportation and COVID-19
  Thanksgiving Message from the T2 Center Team 


O
ctober 2020 Issue

In This Issue
  New T2 Training Program: Traffic Signal Technician Certificate Program
  Safety Matters: Teen Driver Safety
  Signal Spotlight: New Resource: Decision-Making Guide for Signal Phasing 
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Hot Stick Voltage Detectors — A False Sense of Safety? 
  Innovation Station: FHWA Supporting Seven Innovations Via EDC Program
  Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center Receives 5-year Extension to Improve and Expand Safety Analysis Tool
  Town Crier: 20 is Plenty for New Haven
  SAVE THE DATE — CT Department of Transportation Virtual Safety Summit
  Upcoming NE APWA's Managing Winter Operations During COVID-19 a Virtual Education Seminar
  SAVE THE DATE — AAA Technology Takes the Wheel: Ride Into the Future


September 2020 Issue

In This Issue
  The T2 Center Has a New Look!
  Signal Spotlight: On-Demand Learning
  Safety Matters: Speed Display/Driver Feedback Sign Program
  Innovation Station: FHWA's Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures — FoRRRwD
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) — Never Heard of It? Me Neither, Until Now
  Bollard Object Marker Guidance
  Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking Instantly Webinar — Did You Miss It? 
  National Center for Pavement Preservation — Free Webinars!
  Report Highlights Connection Between Transportation, Health and Healthcare



August 2020 Issue

In This Issue
  E-Learning Opportunity: Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking Instantly 
  Signal Spotlight: Optimizing Yellow Clearance Intervals: A Proven Safety Countermeasure
  Safety Matters: Sign Visibility and Retroreflectivity
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: OSHA's Fatal Four
  Innovation Station: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Key Resource for Rural Communities
  Watch for Me CT: Road Safety During COVID-19



July 2020 Issue

In This Issue
  Intro to the T2 Center E-Learning's Coffee and Conversations
  Signal Spotlight: On-Demand Learning: Basics of Traffic Signal Operations Course Launch
  Safety Matters: Taking STEPs to Boost Pedestrian Safety
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Back to Basics - Electrical Boot Camp - Part 2
  Innovation Station: Robotic Research to Help CTDOT Make U.S. Transportation History on CTfastrak by Automating First Heavy-duty Transit Buses for Revenue Service Deployment
  NEW Tailgate Talk: Hygiene in the Workplace

 

June 2020 Issue

In This Issue
  State of the T2 Center during COVID-19 - Message from the Executive Director
  Signal Spotlight: Upcoming Workshop Series: Developing a Traffic Signal Management Plan
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Back to Basics - Electrical Boot Camp
  Innovation Station: CT Creative Solutions Award Program - Deadline Extended to June 30, 2020
  NEW Tailgate Talk: Safe Use of Cut-Off Saws
  Town Crier: Congratulations to T2 Student Employee, Chris Rojo - You Graduated
  Resources to Discuss Distracted Driving with Your Children
  Will a Hand Sanitizer Bottle Explode in Your Car? Probably Not, but Be Safe Anyway

 

May 2020 Issue

In This Issue
  Safety Matters: COVID-19 and Speeding: A Dangerous Combination
  Signal Spotlight: As Traffic Changes, Cities Adapt
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Are You Happy or Just Chipper?
  Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Roadway Safety Poster Contest!
  To Our Connecticut Public Works Family: A Video Just for You
  Town Crier: Congratulations to T2 Student Employee, Chris Rojo - You Graduated
  Innovation Station: UConn Puts Innovation to Work in Fight Against COVID-19
  OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

 

April 2020 Issue

In This Issue
  Innovation Station: Online Learning Opportunities and Resources for Public Works
  Safety Matters: NEW Safety Brief: CT Public Works/Highway Departments and COVID-19
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Spend a Little Time Looking Around the Shop
  Town Crier: South Windsor's Social Media Plea Asking Residents to Stop Flushing Wipes Goes Statewide
  Staying Connected and Working Remotely
  Watch for Me CT's Trail Use During COVID-19 Tips
  University of Connecticut's COVID-19 Dashboard - Cases Town by Town
  Bagpiper Serenades His Neighborhood Every Evening

 

March 2020 Issue

In This Issue
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Weapons of Mass Bleeding (WMB) - Stop the Bleed Training
  Signal Spotlight: Traffic Signal Removals in New Britain
  Safety Matters: New CTDOT Pedestrian Safety Tool for Practitioners
  Innovation Station: A Teenager Won a $25,000 Award for Inventing a Solution to Eliminate Blind Spots for Cars
  ITE Learning Hub
  2020 National Public Works Week!

 

February 2020 Issue

In This Issue
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: So Many Reasons to Stay Alive
  Safety Matters: How One Connecticut Town is Addressing Safety
  Signal Spotlight: NEW Traffic Signal Brief: Removing Unwarranted Traffic Signals - Signalized Intersection Strategy
  Town Crier: And the Award Goes to...the City of Bridgeport
  Innovation Station: UConn Engineering Professor Eyes Autonomous-Vehicle Testing Facility in Storrs
  Watch for Me CT - Welcome to 2020!
  2020 National Work Zone Awareness Week
  The T2 Center is Now on Instagram!

 

January 2020 Issue

In This Issue
  T2 Center Training Team Looking Ahead in 2020!
  2020 Roadway Safety Poster Contest for Children is Underway!
  Announcing the 2020 Creative Solutions Award Program
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Watching the News
  Safety Matters: NEW Tech Brief - Benefits of Using Radar Recorders for Traffic Counts
  Town Crier: Clay Major - Town of South Windsor
  Innovation Station: Traffic Signal Mast Arm Vibration Dampeners
  Happy New Year from the T2 Center Team

 

December 2019 Issue

In This Issue
  Congratulations, Graduates!
  Signal Spotlight: Collaboration is Key
  Safety Matters: A New Report on the Relationship Between Pedestrian Safety and Speed
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Storm Story
  NEW Tailgate Talk: Preventing Cold Weather Trips, Slips and Falls
  Innovation Station: Pennsylvania Data Show Roundabouts Reduce Crashes
  Winter Driving Safety: Build An Emergency Car Kit
  Happy Holidays from the T2 Center Team

 

November 2019 Issue

In This Issue
  Signal Spotlight: Preventative Maintenance Program Improvements - Bridgeport, CT
  Safety Matters: Sign Retroreflectivity
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Storm Recovery: Stored Energry - Safely Removing Trees from Power/Phone/Cable Lines
  Innovation Station: Connecticut Develops Strategies to Save Pedestrian Lives - Wins AASHTO "Sweet Sixteen" State Research Project
  Town Crier: Norwalk Set the Pace for On-Demand Public Transportation in Connecticut
  Helping Prepare for Winter - Iowa DOT Snow and Ice Video Series
  Traffic Signal Circuit Rider Advisory Committee Tours New Britain Projects
  Thanksgiving Wishes from the T2 Center Team

 

October 2019 Issue

In This Issue
  Safety Matters: ADA Compliance Kit
  NEW Traffic Signal Brief: Retroreflective Backplates - A Proven Safety Countermeasure
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Holiday Ladders and Cords
  NEW Tailgate Talk: Work Zone Safety: Staying Safe Inside the Zone
  Innovation Station: Are Your Roads Weather Savvy?
  36th Annual CASHO-CIRMA Snow Plow Safety Roadeo
  Connecticut Expanded Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Went Into Effect October 1st
  Leading Pedestrian Interval - City of Stamford

 

September 2019 Issue

In This Issue
  NEW Safety Matters: A Tips from Tony Compilation
  Signal Spotlight: Day Hill Road Adaptive Traffic Control Signal Systems - Windsor, CT
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Why Didn't I Say Something?
  Road Facts - Pedestrians and Drivers: Whose Turn Is It?
  Helping Municipalities Meet New Pollution Regulations
  Innovation Station: Drones Take Center Stage in North Carolina, Kansas
  Free EBook: Asset Management Basics - Cartegraph

 

August 2019 Issue

In This Issue
  Welcome Our New T2 Team Member
  Signal Spotlight: Partnering for Public Education
  Town Crier: Look Who's Moving Up in Public Works
  Innovation Station: TC3 Offers Video Resources for Locals Through Its YouTube Channel
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Padmount Transformers
  NEW Tailgate Talk: Safe Operation of a String Trimmer

 

July 2019 Issue

In This Issue
  Honoring Dave Gofstein - A True Friend to T2
  Town Crier: Not All Heroes Wear Capes
  NEW Safety Tech Brief: Smarter Safety Roadways: Road Diets for Rural Communities
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Portable Generators and How You Can Die While Using One (and it's not the exhaust)
  NEW Tailgate Talk: Right-of-Way Mowing
  Innovation Station: Involve the Public Using Apps, Low-Cost Videos
  Congratulations to the Spring Public Works Academy Class!
  Doctors Issuing Warning About New Tick Virus in CT

 

June 2019 Issue

In This Issue
  UConn Student Wins ITS-CT 2019 Student Scholarship
  NEW Tailgate Talk: What to Do in Case of a Bee Sting
  Signal Spotlights: 3D Crosswalks MUTCD Update
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Notice Anything Dangerous in This Picture?
  Congratulations to Joe Bragaw, Public Works Director and Proud Papa!
  Innovation Station: DOT to Expand Wildflower Areas Along Connecticut Highways to Help Bees, Butterflies
  Town Crier: Windsor's Risk Management Safety Awards Challenge Coin
  South Windsor Launches Network to Share Information with Other Municipalities
  What is Public Works? A Video by APWA

 

May 2019 Issue

In This Issue
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No!! "Holy Radio Frequency Batman...It's a small cell site mounted on power poles!!
  Signal Spotlights: What Do Pilots, Surgeons and Traffic Signal Technicians Have in Common?
  3 Seconds Behind the Wheel Has Been Nominated for Two Emmy Awards!
  Innovation Station: UTSA Creates Vehicle-Detecting Stop Sign to Improve Rural Road Safety
  Town Crier: Vernon Public Works Employees Awarded Citizen's Award
  Waterbury Celebrates National Public Works Week with Grand Opening of New Public Works Facility
  May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
  Creating Parks and Public Spaces for People of All Ages

 

April 2019 Issue

In This Issue
  2019 Roadway Safety Poster Contest Winners Announced
  Warren's Words of Wisdom: Pad-Mounted—Primary and Secondary Voltages in a Box
  Innovation Station: CCM Chats: Todd Rolland, Director of Public Works for the Town of Somers
  Town Crier: South Windsor Public Works Crew Rescue Wedding Ring
  AAA Invites Towns to Tackle Distracted Driving
  CIRMA's Cyber Security Alert
  National Public Works Week: May 19-25, 2019
  40th Annual CASHO Equipment and Technical Show: May 16, 2019

 

March 2019 Issue

In This Issue
  Signal Spotlights: The Importance of Preventative Maintenance
  Tips from Tony: Rail Safety
  Dead and Grounded, Dead and Grounded, Dead and Grounded...Make Sure It's the Wires and Not You!
  Innovation Station: 2019 Creative Solutions Award
  National Work Zone Awareness Week - April 8-12, 2019
  UConn-Sikorsky Team Engineers Autonomous Firefighting Drone
  April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

 

February 2019 Issue

In This Issue
  Stay Alive: Which Wires Are Hot?
  Signal Spotlights: Monroe Roundabout
  Tips for Tony: Stop-Controlled Intersection Signs and Markings
  Innovation Station: Weather-Responsive Management Strategies
  CTDOT Secures Additional Funding for Community Connectivity Grant Program
  INFO TO GO: Traffic Signal Resources
  2 Ingredient Homemade Car De-Icer - Removes Ice in Seconds
  The ROI of Safety

 

January 2019 Issue

In This Issue
  T2 Center Training Team Looking Ahead in 2019
  2019 Roadway Safety Poster Contest for Children is Underway!
  Signal Spotlights: Greenwich Adaptive Control Signal Technology Project
  INFO TO GO: Flexible Pavement Presentation Treatments
  A Focus on Safety During Winter Maintenance Operations
  Knitting Transit and Walkability into the Patchwork of Downtown Hartford
  Innovation Station: Every Day Counts Round Five Starts Now
  Happy New Year from the T2 Center Team

 

December 2018 Issue

In This Issue
  Congratulations, Graduates!
  INFO TO GO: Winter Operations
  Signal Spotlights: CTDOT Traffic Signal Management Plan Workshop
  New Tailgate Talk: Carbon Monoxide Safety
  Tips from Tony: New Tech Brief - Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian
  Town Crier: Cheshire Celebrates Opening of New Linear Trail Section
  Innovation Station: 2018 Creative Solutions Winners
  Experience West Hartford This Winter
  T2 Center's Holiday Message

 

November 2018 Issue

In This Issue
  Signal Spotlights: New Britain Citywide Traffic Signal Modernization
  Tips from Tony: Sharing the Road with Equestrians
  New Tailgate Talk: High-Visibility Safety Apparel
  Innovation Station: T2 Center Attends EDC-5 Summit in Albany
  Roadway Weather Information Systems (RWIS)
  New Traffic Signal Brief: Connected and Automated Vehicles
  New England Chapter APWA's Snowplow Roadeo - CT Town Places First!
  Explore New Haven and the 24th Annual Fantasy of Lights
  Tips from Tony: Answer

 

October 2018 Issue

In This Issue
  T2 Center Custom Training Program
  Tips from Tony: Determining Proper Traffic Cone Size
  Town Crier: Cheshire Public Works on the Benefits of Using Interns
  New Tailgate Talk: Working in Confined Spaces
  Innovation Station: Building Community Connections, Big and Small
  Hike to the Heublein Tower on Talcott Mountain in Simsbury
  35th Annual CASHO-CIRMA Snow Plow Safety Roadeo
  Tips from Tony: Answer

 

September 2018 Issue

In This Issue
  Innovation Station: Pavement Preservation (When, Where and How)
  T2 Center Welcomes New Traffic Signal Circuit Rider
  New Tailgate Talk: Bloodborne Pathogens
  CTDOT Releases New Safety Spotlight: HEADS UP! Distracted Pedestrians
  APWA's TTT: Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Webinar
  Explore the City of Middletown
  Keep Calm and Carry on to School
  Register Today: CASHO-CIRMA Snow Plow Safety Roadeo

 

August 2018 Issue

In This Issue
  New Tailgate Talk: Proper Lifting
  Tips from Tony: Roadway Horizontal Curve Signs
  Innovation Station: EDC-5 Innovations
  Effective Use of Social Media - Public Works Facebook Pages
  Town Crier: City of Meriden's Director of Public Works, Bob Bass, Retiring
  Discover East Lyme: Niantic Bay Boardwalk
  Save the Date: 2019 ITE Northeastern District Annual Meeting
  Tips from Tony: Answer

 

July 2018 Issue

In This Issue
  Innovation Station: Wethersfield's New Bike Repair Station
  Safe Streets Academy: Cities Launch Demonstration Projects
  Tips from Tony: Unsignalized Intersection Improvement Guide (UIIG)
  Town Crier: Ducklings Rescued from Storm Drain in Vernon
  New Tailgate Talk: Mower Safety
  Welcome to the Wethersfield Heritage Walk

 

June 2018 Issue

In This Issue
  New Tailgate Talk-Lyme Disease & Tick Safety
  Tips from Tony: Sign Height for Sidewalks ADA/PROWAG
  First Annual Fill a Public Works Truck Food Drive
  Town Crier: Dedication and Service Extends Beyond Connecticut
  NHTSA Celebrates 50 Years of 911
  Innovation Station: Smartphone Feature Should Be Used by Every Driver
  AASHTO Launches a New Website
  Tips from Tony-Answer

 

May 2018 Issue

In This Issue
  FHWA Celebrates May for National Bike Month
  Tips from Tony: Connecticut Bike and Pedestrian Safety Resources
  New Tailgate Talk-Excavation: Trenching Safety
  Innovation Station: Vernon Using Creative Solutions to Educate Youth
  Town Crier: Fairfield Taking Fill a Public Works Truck to a Smaller Level
  Congratulations Hartford! Communities Recognized as Walk Friendly
  Designed to Graduate: Engineering Majors Display Their Senior Projects
  Public Works First Responder

 

April 2018 Issue

In This Issue
  2018 Roadway Safety Poster Contest Winners Announced
  Tips from Tony: FHWA Robert Turner Retirement
  Work Zone Safety Facts
  New Tailgate Talk - Ladder Safety
  National Public Works Week: May 20-26, 2018
  Innovation Station: Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Information Search Tool
  Town Crier: Mike Gantick on Fill a Public Works Truck Food Drive

 

March 2018 Issue

In This Issue
  National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week
  Innovation Station: 2018 Creative Solutions award
  Tips from Tony: Connecticut Safety Spotlights
  Town Crier: Simsbury's Public Works Excellence in Risk Management Award
  NEW CT Public Works Video
  New Tailgate Talk-Work Zone Safety: Barracades & Warning Devices

 

February 2018 Issue

In This Issue
  2018 Roadway Safety Poster Contest for Children is Underway!
  New Tailgate Talk - Working Safely Near Power Lines
  Tips from Tony: Speed Feedback Signs
  UConn: 'Complete Streets' Improve Campus Environment
  Innovation Station: pocket Guide to Transportation
  What Do Fleet Operators Think About Telematics Solutions?
  Introducing T2 Center's "Resource of the Week"
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

January 2018 Issue

In This Issue
  2018 Workshop Calendar Now Available!
  New Tailgate Talk - Dressing for Winter and Protecting Yourself from Cold Stress
  Tips from Tony: Standard Road Sign Colors
  Innovation Station: Minnesota DOT Tests Driverless Shuttle Bus
  Snow Shoveling Secrets
  Happy New Year from the T2 Center

 

December 2017 Issue

In This Issue
  T2 Center's Annual Staff Retreat
  Watch for 2018 Training Opportunities
  34th Annual CASHO-CIRMA Snow Plow Safety Roadeo Winner Announcement
  Tips from Tony: MUTCD Interpretations, Experimentations, Changes and Interim Approvals
  Keep Connected to Training
  Looking Forward, Reflecting Back: Using Perspective to Make the Most of Your Accomplishments
  Coming Soon: UConn Traffic Safety Driving Simulator!
  December is National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month
  T2 Center's Holiday Message
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

November 2017 Issue

In This Issue
  Congratulations, Graduates!
  2017 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference Addresses Critical Safety Issues
  Innovation Station: FHWA's What's New Today is Mainstream Tomorrow
  Winter is Coming—Just How Bad Will It Be?
  Fatigue—You’re More Than Just Tired
  Choices Matter

 

October 2017 Issue

In This Issue
  Innovation Station: From New Approach to Everyday Practice, FHWA Incentives Help States Standardize Innovation
  Tips from Tony: Canada's and Other States MUTCD's
  FHWA Office of Safety Provides Updated List of Proven Safety Countermeasures
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

September 2017 Issue

In This Issue
  New Tailgate Talk - Heavy Equipment & Heavy Equipment Hazards
  Tips from Tony: Emergency Contacts for Rail Crossings
  Innovation Station: NE Transportation Safety Conference
  Big Changes in Store for UConn Trees & Yours
  International Walk & Bike to School/Work Day
  Emergency Response Equipment Expo
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

August 2017 Issue

In This Issue
  Getting Hands-On: Moving the Class into the Lab
  Icelandic Traffic Signal
  Tips from Tony: Connecticut DOT Engineering Links
  Advice from CIRMA: Cyber Security
  Innovation Station: There's an APP for That!
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

July 2017 Issue

In This Issue
  Innovation Station: CT's Creative Solutions Award Winner - Town of Bloomfield's Construction Trailer
  Tips from Tony: Do Not Block Intersection
  Fairfield Receives Prestigious ISSA Award
  Advice from CIRMA: Warm Weather Exposures - Dealing with Heat Stress
  Crash Database Developed at UConn Gets National Attention
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

June 2017 Issue

In This Issue
  Innovation Station: Colorado's "You Show Us" Contest Winner - Sign Repair Stand
  Tips from Tony: Watch For Me CT
  Thanks for Sharing! Ellington & West Hartford Departments of Public Works' Open Houses
  Community Connectivity Grant Program - Let'sGoCT!
  CIRMA - Avoiding Ticks & TickBorne Diseases
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

May 2017 Issue

In This Issue
  Town of West Hartford -Department of Public Works Open House
  Share the Road with Pedestrians, Bicyclists and Motorcyclists -Safety is Everyone's Responsibility
  Tips from Tony: Pedestrian Crosswalk Signals
  June - National Safety Month
  National Public Works Week - May 21-27, 2017
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

April 2017 Issue

In This Issue
  2017 Roadway Safety Poster Contest Winners Announced
  Tips from Tony: Shared Use Path Stop Sign Sizes and Placement
  OSHA Fact Sheet - Work Zone Traffic Safety
  National Distracted Driving Awareness Month - Will You Make the Pledge?
  CT T2 Center's Director, Donna Shea - Honoroed Recipient of the CT ITE's Herbert S. Levinson Transportation Leadership Award
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

March 2017 Issue

In This Issue
  Innovation Station: 2017 Creative Solutions Award Program
  Tips from Tony: 3 Feet It's The Law
  New England APWA Chapter Spring Conference - Register Today!
  Workers Safety: Fatigue - You're More Than Tired; You're Deadly
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

February 2017 Issue

In This Issue
  New England APWA Chapter Spring Conference - Save the Date
  CTDOT Receives an Award for the CT Safe Routes to School Program
  FHWA's Express Yourself! Share Your Excitement for Road Diets and Post a Selfie Today
  Innovation Station: Connecticut's New Data Visualization Tools
  There's Still Time To Enter Your Child In the Roadway Safety Poster Contest!

 

January 2017 Issue

In This Issue
  2017 Roadway Safety Poster Contest is Underway!
  Tips from Tony: Advisory Speed Limit Signs
  NEW Tailgate Talk - Staying Fit for Snow Fighting
  Innovation Station: City of Norwalk Wins the U.S. DOT's Mayors' Challenge Award
  AASHTO - Transportation Project in Connecticut Wins Top National Award
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

December 2016 Issue

In This Issue
  City of Meriden - 2016 Recipient of the CASHO Distinguished Service Award
  Happy Holidays from the T2 Center
  Tips from Tony: Crash Modification Factors
  Thanks to our Safety Advisory Committee!
  The Exciting Work of a T2 Center Student Employee
  Innovation Station

 

November 2016 Issue

In This Issue
  Introducing Supervisor's Signpost - Leading By Influence
  CT Team Participates in the Every Day Counts (EDC) Summit #4
  Connecticut's New Innovation Station
  An Alternative for Shiny Metal Beam Guide Rail
  33rd Annual CASHO-CIRMA Snow Plow Roadeo - Winner Announcement

 

October 2016 Issue

In This Issue
  Fairfield's Public Works Department Has Taken the Pink Pledge - Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  Tips from Tony: What's Wrong With This Picture? Signalized Intersection
  Public Works Chief Runs to Check Shape of Roads
  National Work & Family Month - October 2016
  CTDOT New Research Website
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

September 2016 Issue

In This Issue
  Focus on Training
  September is National Preparedness Month
  South Windsor's New Multi-Use Field
  Back to School Safety
  CTDOT Nominated for a National Award - Vote Today!

 

August 2106 Issue

In This Issue
  2016 Creative Solutions Award Competition - Deadline EXTENDED
  Look Who Is Coming to Town!
  NEW Tailgate Talk - Good Housekeeping
  New Trainings Being Offered This Fall
  Save the Date: ITS-CT Annual Meeting

 

July 2106 Issue

In This Issue
  Internships - Introducing the Next Generation to Careers in Public Works
  Work Zone Safety for Drivers
  Tips from Tony: What's Wrong With This Picture? Curb Ramps
  Summer Driving Tips
  Tips from Tony ~ Answer

 

June 2016 Issue

In This Issue
  Town of Ellington - Grounds & Turf Demonstration
  Protecting Workers from Effects of Heat
  Applications Being Accepted to the Transportation Leadership Program
  Tips from Tony: What's Wrong With This Picture? Stop Sign Additional Signs
  2016 Creative Solutions Award Competition - Now Accepting Submissions

 

May 2016 Issue

In This Issue
  T2 Staff Support the Largest Snow Conference in North America
  City of Danbury Public Works Awareness Day Event
  Canton's Department of Public Works Celebrates Earth Day
  Tips from Tony: Retroreflective Back Plates
  Challenges and Opportunities: Women in Transportation

 

April 2016 Issue

In This Issue
  Roadway Safety Poster Contest Winners Announced
  Children of Simsbury ~ Public Works Fans!
  Go! Exploring the Word of Transportation
  Tips from Tony: What's Wrong With This Picture? Stop Sign Sub-plate
  April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  Tips from Tony ~ Answer

 

March 2016 Issue

In This Issue
  New England APWA Chapter - 2016 Spring Conference
  Tips from Tony: What's Wrong With This Picture? Signal Ahead Sign
  Happy Spring from the T2 Center
  Leadership Lessons Newsletters - Available on the T2 Center Website
  Tips from Tony ~ Answer

 

February 2016 Issue

In This Issue
  Town of Fairfield Demos the Snow Dragon Melter!
  American Red Cross Winter Storm Preparedness
  Prevent Workplace Backing Accidents
  Tips from Tony: Advertizing and Trailblazer Signs
  University Transportation Center (UTC) 2015 Outstanding Student of the Year!
  Tips from Tony ~ Answer

 

January 2016 Issue

In This Issue
  Introducing CT DOT's New Strategic Highway Safety Plan Website!
  Great News About T2 Center's Safety Circuit Rider Program
  Tips from Tony: What's Wrong With This Picture? Speed Limit Sign Mounted Below Stop Sign
  NCHRP Report on Local Road Safety
  National Center for Rural Road Safety ~ Monthly Webinar Series
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

December 2015 Issue

In This Issue
  Training Opportunities in 2016
  Introducing the National Rural Road Safety Center Website
  Tips from Tony: Proper Color for Sign Post Retro-Reflective Strip
  SaferRide, NHTSA's New Mobile App!
  Happy Holidays from the T2 Center
  Tips from Tony - Answer

 

November 2015 Issue

In This Issue
  National Best Practices Award Goes to a CT "Team"
  Happy Thanksgiving
  NHTSA's Don't Wreck the Holidays Campaign
  Tips from Tony: What's Wrong With This Picture: Stop for Pedestrian Sign at Crosswalk
  APWA North American Snow Conference
  Tips from Tony - Answers

 

October 2015 Issue

In This Issue
  Congratulations Graduates!
  Winter Operations Survival Lessons
  Vernon Wins Big at the CASHO Snow Plow Roadeo
  Tips from Tony: What's Wrong With This Picture? Stop Sign Mounted on Telephone Pole
  Be Prepared for Winter Driving
  Tips from Tony - Answers

 

September 2015 Issue

In This Issue
  Complete Streets
  New! Work Zone Safety App
  Tips from Tony: Safe Sight Distance From Driveways Entering Streets
  2015 Creative Solutions Award Winner

 

July 2015 Issue

In This Issue
  Vernon Public Works Day
  Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat
  Tips from Tony: Stop Sign Placement at T-Intersections
  Sign Installation and
Maintenance
  Road Work Map

 

June 2015 Issue 

In This Issue:
  2015 Public Works Manual
  2015 CIRMA Risk Management Awards
  Tips from Tony: Enhanced Crosswalk Markings
  New Tailgate Talk
  Update From Conn-OSHA
  Safe Summer Driving Tips

 

May 2015 Issue

In This Issue
  Heroes of New London Public Works
  South Windsor is Leader in Customer Service
  Spring Public Works Academy Kicks Off
  Tips from Tony: Mitigation for Objects in the Clear Zone
  National Public Works Week
  25th Anniversary of ADA
  OSHA National Safety Stand Down

 

April 2015 Issue

In This Issue
  Rollover Safety When Mowing
  Creative Solutions Award
  Leaders Making a Difference
  Tips from Tony: Object Markers
  Thank You- Superpave Show & Tell
  CT Safety Academy - Safety Analysis Training
  NEW! Special Events Roundtable

 

March 2015 Issue

In This Issue
  Roadway Safety Poster Contest
  Thank You from T2!
  Tips from Tony: Retroreflective Strips
  Two Towns Team Up
  Sharing the Road
  CTLS Student of the Year

 

February 2015 Issue

In This Issue
  New Series: Tailgate Talks
  T2 Hosts New Listserv
  EDC Exchange at T2 Center
  Preventing Slips & Falls
  Social Media & Local Govts.
  Roadway Safety Poster Contest

 

January 2015 Issue

In This Issue
  2015 Roadway Safety Poster Contest
  Superpave Show and Tell
  Traffic Signal Circuit Rider Program
  Staying Safe in Winter
Weather
  NHTSA SuperBowl Campaign

 

December 2014 Issue

In This Issue
  Protecting Workers from Winter Cold
  T2 Tech Brief: Sharing the Road
  Thank You Mark Carlino!
  Thank You T2 Advisory Committee!
  You Could Win Big!
  FHWA Introduces Every Day Counts 3
  T2 Safety Brief: Using Portable Generators Safely

 

November 2014 Issue

In This Issue
  Congratulations 2014 Graduates!
  2014 Creative Solutions Award Winners
  A Round of Applause for Fall Public Works Academy!
  You Could Win Big!!
  T2 Center Hosts New England APWA
  T2 Center Signs Alliance with ConnOSHA
  How to Avoid Highway Work Zone Injuries and Deaths
  Info To Go: Winter Operations
  Don't Wreck the Holidays Campaign

 

September 2014 Issue

In This Issue
  Interested in Doing a Road Safety Assessment in Your Town?
  TLP Presentations Will Become Resources for All
  T2 Center Expands Equipment Loan Program
  Town Spotlight: South Windsor
  Info To Go: Worker & Workplace Safety
  September is National Preparedness Month
  Win A Free T2 Training!
  We Want Your Pictures!

 

August 2014 Issue

In This Issue
  T2 Center Partners With APWA New England Chapter
  Participating In A Peer Exchange
  Download Work Zone Safety Apps For Your Phone
  Quiz- Winner Gets Free Spot In T2 Training!
  Twitter 101: Tweet News To Residents
  OSHA Creates Interactive Hazards Game

 

July 2014 Issue

In This Issue
  Transportation Leadership Cohort One Almost at the Finish Line!
  Do You Know Your Retro?
  Nominations Due for 2014 Creative Solutions Award
  T2 Goes to St. Louis!
  Test Your Lockout/Tagout Knowledge
  Are You a Friend of T2?

 

June 2014 Issue

In This Issue
  Public Works Academy- Fall Session
  Transportation Leadership Program
  Effective Presentations
  Risk Management

 

May 2014 Issue

In This Issue
  T2 Team Attends Region 1 LTAP
Conference
  T2 Center Hosts Education Stations at CASHO Equipment Show
  Tree Tips From the Tree Tops
  We're Kicking Off Our Public Works Academy!
  National Public Works Week is Right Around the Corner!
  May is National Bicycle Safety Month

 

April 2014 Issue

In This Issue
  Roadway Safety Poster Contest Winners Announced
  A Day at the Races
  CT Crash Data Repository
  First National Distracted Driving Campaign Launched