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About Connecticut T2 Center

The Technology Transfer 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

Warren’s Words of Wisdom: Portable Generators and How You Can Die While Using One (and it’s not exhaust)

Recently, I was visiting a crew who was using a small generator to run a drill with a paddle for mixing buckets of grout. They were working outside and it began to rain, but  the crew kept working with the … Continue reading

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Warren’s Words of Wisdom: Notice Anything Dangerous in This Picture?

Is it the small tree on the F-150 or the family who all look the same? I agree both are scary. (Hurricane Sandy) Actually, the box attached to the pole is the scary part. The box contains a large battery … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlights: 3D Crosswalks MUTCD Update

 I’ve heard about a crosswalk design that simulates 3-dimensional (3-D) objects in the roadway. Is such a concept compliant with the MUTCD? This concept does not comply with the MUTCD. As a result of demonstrated safety concerns, the FHWA is … Continue reading

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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!!”

Now that you know what to look for, what are they and how can they hurt you? These small cell sites are being installed to fill in gaps in locations where cell signals are weak (ever have a call drop?). … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlights: What Do Pilots, Surgeons and Traffic Signal Technicians Have in Common?

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was key to the success of the Allied forces during WWII, dropping more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft. However, before the aircraft achieved greatness the prototype crashed during its first test flight in 1935, … Continue reading

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2019 Roadway Safety Poster Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Roadway Safety Poster Contest! Earlier this year the Connecticut Training and Technical Assistance Center asked students from around the state to help promote roadway safety through art. After visiting the PBS Kids’ Ruff … Continue reading

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Warren’s Words of Wisdom: Pad-Mounted—Primary and Secondary Voltages in a Box

Pad-mounted transformers come in all sizes and capacities, but there are certain things you should immediately know whenever you see them: There is both high voltage (up to 23,000 volts) and secondary voltage (120/240/480 volts) inside. They are metal. All … Continue reading

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