August 2016                       Issue 27
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
2016 Creative Solutions Award Competition
Deadline EXTENDED ~ Sept. 1st
Have you or one of your crew come up with a tool or system to make a job safe or more efficient? If so, consider entering this year's competition for a Creative Solutions Award. This program recognizes innovative and creative ideas that improve safety, streamline processes and save money.
We want to hear about all the great things you are doing out there to improve your operations and make your crews safer. Be sure to share your ideas with us and your colleagues around the state by participating in the 2016 Creative Solutions Award Program.

Submission forms, along with more details on the program, and a guide to past winners can be found here. 
Look Who Is Coming to Town!

Dr.Hillary Isebrands is coming to Connecticut to teach her two day Modern Roundabouts Training, this is such a great opportunity to learn from a national expert on this topic.  
Hillary is with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Resource Center Safety & Design Team and travels extensively around the United States working with state and local agencies. We are happy she has been able to fit us into her busy schedule.
Hillary will be joined by Connecticut's very own roundabout experts, William Britnell, P.E and Scott Bushee, P.E. from the Connecticut Department of Transportation.  
The training is September 28th and 29th and is very close to being full.
NEW Tailgate Talk - Good Housekeeping
The T2 Center is excited to announce our newest "Tailgate Talk". Each Tailgate Talk focuses on one on-the-job safety topic and is designed to be shared with your crew at the beginning of their day. When employees are presented with safety material in small chunks, in a setting they are comfortable with, they are more likely to retain that information and put it into practice.
The newest Tailgate Talk focuses on Good Housekeeping. Poor housekeeping is the reason behind many workplace incidents and resulting OSHA citations. Although proper housekeeping is a best practice appropriate for all municipal operations and work zones, it is often overlooked. If debris, clutter, and spills are accepted as normal, then other more serious health and safety hazards may be ignored or go unnoticed. Good housekeeping improves morale and productivity along with safety. Good housekeeping is consistent, "panic" clean ups do not improve safety.
To continue to the Good Housekeeping Tailgate Talk click here.
New Trainings Being Offered This Fall

The Fall training season is just around the corner and we are excited to be offering two new trainings for your professional development.


Understanding Roadway Safety Data is an elective course under the Legal Traffic Authority Program and will provide participants with a deeper understanding of how to use roadway safety data to make a plan for prioritizing projects to improve safety on their roads. The session will include hands-on customized exercises where participants will analyze data from their own towns and begin to identify areas that need to be addressed.


Invasive Plant Management is an elective under the Road Scholar Program and is focused on best practices for effectively identifying and controlling vegetation growing along the roadside, especially those plants found to be the most invasive and difficult to manage. Learn how you can increase your impact without increasing your effort.


Please be sure to visit our training calendar for a list of dates and locations for these classes and the rest of our Fall offerings.  

Save the Date: ITS-Connecticut Annual Meeting


The 2016 ITS-CT Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. 

For more information click here.
If you have any ideas or suggestions for future Connecticut Crossroads topics, please feel free to email the designer Regina Hackett at [email protected].