October 2017
Issue 41
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Innovation Station: From New Approach to Everyday Practice, FHWA Incentives Help States Standardize Innovation
Expanding the use of e-Construction and 3D engineered models and fostering a continuous improvement culture are among the ways the highway community is using State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Incentive funds to mainstream innovation.

Now in its fourth year, the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) STIC Incentive program offers up to $100,000 per STIC per year to support the costs of standardizing innovative practices in a State transportation department or other public sector STIC stakeholder.

Deploying e-Construction Tools in Connecticut
STIC Incentive funds enabled the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) to expand the use of mobile devices, one of the tools in the agency's e-Construction program. Using mobile devices allows field staff to access CTDOT's construction reporting system and other resources while at job sites, reducing project startup times and travel costs and increasing productivity.

Click here to continue this article and learn more about the STIC program.
Tips from Tony
I recently traveled to Canada and took these pictures of their Traffic Control Devices, which are different than those used in the United States. Upon my return, I was asked if Canada has their own Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)?
Find the answer at the bottom of the newsletter.
If you have roadway safety questions, please contact:
Anthony Lorenzetti, P.E. - Safety Circuit Rider
(860) 486-5847 or [email protected]
FHWA Office of Safety Provides Updated List of Proven Safety Countermeasures

The list of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Proven Safety Countermeasures has now reached a total of 20 treatments and strategies that practitioners can implement to successfully address roadway departure, intersection, and pedestrian and bicycle crashes. Among the 20 Proven Safety Countermeasures are several crosscutting strategies that address multiple safety focus areas.

Transportation agencies are strongly encouraged to consider these research-proven safety countermeasures. Widespread implementation of the Proven Safety Countermeasures can serve to accelerate the achievement of local, State, and National safety goals.

Click here to visit the FHWA's Office of Safety Proven Safety Countermeasures webpage.
Tips from Tony ~ Answer
Yes, Canada does have a Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. However, their document is called the Manual of Traffic Control Devices for Canada (MUTCDC) and is not for use in the United States.

The question also brought to mind a previous question that a Municipal Engineer was asked by a resident regarding signs that were used in an adjoining state and whether they were appropriate in Connecticut?The answer was to check Connecticut's standards that are located on the Office of the State Traffic Administration's (OSTA) website .

In addition, the USDOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) website provides a detailed map that shows which states, including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, have adopted the MUTCD (18), which have their own (10), and which have supplements in addition to the MUTCD (24).
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