Over 3,000,000 miles of road and 299,000 bridges in the United States are maintained by local transportation agencies. These roads and bridges often suffer from excessive wear due to traffic, weather and mistreatment. Keeping them safe and navigable requires good design, diligent maintenance, and timely rehabilitation.
Limited funding for this work creates a significant need for technical assistance in the 38,000 local communities across our nation. In 1982, the Federal Highway Administration recognized this need by creating the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP).
The CT Training and Technical Assistance Center (T2 Center) at the University of Connecticut is Connecticut’s Local Technical Assistance Program, one of 51 centers in the United States funded by the Federal Highway Administration and the State Department of Transportation.
The CT Training and Technical Assistance Center improves the quality and safety of our surface transportation system through interactive relationships and information exchange. The T2 Center is driven by these relationships and is known for its ability to enrich the knowledge base of its stake holders. Our mission is to foster a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound surface transportation system by improving the skills and increasing the knowledge of the transportation workforce in Connecticut.
The T2 Center serves 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 local traffic authorities.
The T2 Center serves this important transportation community through a series of comprehensive educational and technical assistance programs, offered in-person and virtually throughout Connecticut.